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This original pencil drawing is Lonely Boy. It was inspired by a circa 1920's mugshot from Santa Barbara, California. The unfortunate young man is identified only as number 376. It is drawn on a recycled tissue paper overlay from a 1926 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

This piece is from my "Just a Number" series. These are derived from vintage mugshots or prison ID photos. I find the people in these photos, usually identified only by a number, intriguing because to me they serve to remind us of our humanity, frailty, and need for redemption. We are all more than just a number.

The image size of the pencil drawing is approx. 5 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. The full tissue paper page is 8 1/2 x 11 inches The tissue paper page has a very light ivory color and wrinkles and creases that add a wonderful character and texture to the piece.

The artwork could be matted and framed to display the entire page or cropped - the choice is yours. The artwork is sealed with fixative. It ships to you in an acid-free plastic sleeve sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard.

Watermark does not appear on drawing.

***No rare valuable,or collectible books were harmed in the making of this piece.***

The artist retains all copyright privileges and protections. Sale of artwork does not transfer copyright.


Copyright 2010 Carol Hopper

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Lonely Boy - Pencil Drawing - Just a Number Series

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: graphite pencil, antique tissue paper
  • Feedback: 41 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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