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Charles Mahoney (1903-1968):
Bonfire of the vanities, circa 1950
Framed (ref: 228)
Pen and ink
7 x 6 in. (18 x 15 cm)
From the time that his daughter Elizabeth was born Mahoney loved to recount children's stories: Beauty and the Beast, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, the Tale of the Very Fat Man, the Very Tall Thin Man, and the Very Short Man.' The fables of the Brothers Grimm were amongst his favourite stories.