Christmas shopping

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Engraving by Françoise Taylor, early 1950s
Actual size: 250mm high x 350mm wide
(paper yellowing slightly)

Probably based on Whitakers department store in Bolton. ‘Christmas’ is wrongly spelled. Françoise was still learning English at the time. No-one in the picture seems to be actually shopping. It has the same detachment between people and the goods as ‘Toy shop‘ (Brussels, 1944).

From selected engravings and etchings

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