Oil on canvas 22 x 30 inches
First exhibited London Royal Academy 1962 No 182
At an Epsom race meeting an elderly gypsy – Mrs Smith invited the artist to visit her at their gypsy camp at Iver Buckinghamshire. The artist took up the invitation, going up with her companion Mrs Ally Bert, widow of her circus friend Joe Bert in Mr Solly’s ( an undertaker friend of Joe Bert from the East End of London) Rolls Royce. The artist made many visits to the camp with her two friends, spending whole days at a time sketching and painting many gypsy scenes.
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