Royal Doulton 100 Years of HN Figures, Sunshine Girl, HN 5650
The Sunshine Girl by Leslie Harradine is typical of the figurines evoking the spirit of the times that he created throughout his almost 40 year career. His work was broad in subject matter and style, but it is his fine and delicate modelling skills that have ensured his figurines have enduring appeal. Bathing at open air lidos or at the seaside was the vogue in the 1920s for fashionable young women. Revelling in their new found confidence and independence, they wore wear brightly coloured bathing costumes, turban style hats and took gaily decorated parasols to protect themselves from the ravages of the sun on their fun day out. The commemorative miniature of the Sunshine Girl is inspired by the second version of Harradine's original model, and is predominately decorated in orange and black with green highlights.
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