Elinor never married, but her close relationships, particularly with her immediate family, were the inspiration for much of her work. Her talent for affectionate caricatures here extends to a comical self-portrait, posing somewhat disinterestedly with a book titled "How to be happy though single"!


  • Title: Illustrated Christmas card
  • Creator: Elinor Pugh
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Object Number: D265c
  • Medium: Ink and watercolour on paper
  • Credit line: Miss Elinor Pugh bequest, 1963

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