'A Waif of a Girl Called Janet'
Charcoal, crayon and chalks.
13 x 10.5 inches
John Ward recalled (quoted in the exhibition catalogue to John Ward - A Celebration, Canterbury Museums and Art Galleries 2007) that in 1948 a frequent model was 'a waif of a child called Janet', who 'would come every afternoon after school, sometimes in her school slip, sometimes in a knitted silk dress which hung heavily against her bony frame. She had wit and stamina and was wonderful to draw'.