The evacuation of school children was carried out with complete success

Accession Number ART93162
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 21.0 x 28.0 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pencil on paper
Maker Macfarlane, Gordon Henry
Place made Germany
Date made c. 1941-1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


This work depicts a small girl asleep against the tree after the style of Mabel Lucie Attwell. Attwell was a well known children's book illustrator in the early twentieth century. Her illustrations included 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Peter Pan'. The young girls she drew were based on her daughter, Peggy. In this work the artist has depicted one of Attwell's girls as a child evacuee. As war looked imminent in August 1939 British school children were evacuated from the major cities to the surrounding countryside.