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An original drawing (probably indian ink) produced as an illustration for the fifth volume of the Oxford Illustrated Old Testament. It was exhibited alongside 700 other drawings, in the Diploma Gallery in Burlington House, London: a pre-publication exhibition from 28th June to 11th August 1968. Below are scans of the drawing in situ and the fifth volume's jacket.
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    Medium: ink on paper
    Dimensions: 45 cm x 28 cm
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John Bratby was an English painter, writer and teacher. He studied at the Kingston College of Art (1948–50) and later at the Royal College of Art (1951–4).

Bratby worked in a harsh realist style, applying the paint thickly in vibrant colours, and portraying sometimes ugly and desperate faces. He primarily chose his family as subjects and incorporated all the clutter of urban domestic life in his paintings.

He painted many cityscapes on trips abroad in the 1980s, but concentrated on self-portraits and portraits of his second wife in intimate poses with bright colours and an economy of line.The individualistic style of Bratby makes his works instantly recognisable and sets them apart from all his other peers.

His work is held in many prestigious public and private collections throughout the world. Incidentally, Bratby was also a successful novelist.
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John BratbybornBorn 1928 Died 1992
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