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The Meeting

Eric Fraser (1902-1983)


Signed with initials

Pen and ink with bodycolour

5 x 4 inches

Radio Times, 25 May 1956, for broadcast on Home Service Welsh on Sunday 27 May 1956 at 9.30pm

Sylvia Backemeyer, Eric Fraser: Designer & Illustrator, London: Lund Humphries, 1998, Page 125

'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1870-2021', Chris Beetles Gallery, November 2021-January 2022, No 176

The Welsh poet and doctor, Dannie Abse (1923-2014), wrote The Meeting specifically for radio. It was broadcast on the Welsh Home Service on 27 May 1956, and its action was outlined in Radio Times as that in which ‘a young man hopes and believes that the message of the Speaker, when he arrives, will give meaning to the aimless existence of the inhabitants’ of a ‘great city’. It has been considered the precursor of Abse’s 1960 stage play, The House of Cowards.

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