Edith Downing, Suffragette Sculptor

Partly cut key block

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After working out the composition, and drawing the design on the key block, cutting could begin.

Given the scale and complexity of the design, it made sense to square up the final preparatory sketch, and draw it on the block. Because pencil was easily smudged, the lines were reinforced in ink.

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