Ruby completed a number of pencil drawing of horses, but we think this particular one may be from her brief time at art school in Melbourne (perhaps the Working Men's College) in around 1921. Her twin sister Beryl was married and living in Melbourne by that time, and Ruby may have stayed with her while she attended the school. Most of the pencil drawings done by Ruby during this period are clearly technical exercises for the art course, but some are possibly of other students at the school, and one of them is this very lovely drawing of a horse, on the same sort of paper and initialed in the same way as all of Ruby's other course work.
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Other drawings from the Melbourne course
We are fortunate to have in our collection many of the pencil drawing exercises completed by Ruby during her time in Melbourne.