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A man in a pinstripe suit falls dramatically from a crumbling tower whilst a man and a woman watch; a line of men in pinstripe suits climb a steep staircase to the same tower; in the distance a man stands watching from the doorway of Netherne Hospital. Pencil drawing by Michael O'Conner, 1966.

O'Conner, Michael, active approximately 1966.
Dec 66 [December 1966]
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About this work


The man and woman on the top of the tower are dressed in more casual clothes, the man's posture suggests he is afraid and it appears as though they are bound together by their wrists.


[Netherne, Surrey], Dec 66 [December 1966]

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil ; sheet 46 x 34 cm


Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Mick Dec 10 66. Temp. O Conner, Michael Dec 66


This work is untitled; the title has been supplied by the cataloguer for identification purposes.


Adamson Collection/Wellcome Library no. 3009220i

Lettering note

The writing has been inscribed on the recto of the work by the artist who has also written his first name and the date of the work in a heart shape to the bottom left of the sheet. The name of the hospital building, the artist and the date of the work are written on the verso by Edward Adamson. The name of the hospital building, Templewood, has been abbrieviated here to Temp.

Creator/production credits

Executed by Michael O'Conner at Netherne Hospital in Surrey, with support from Edward Adamson


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