The opening full page colour illustration from 'Annabella'.
The story-line is based around Rachel's daughter Jean's favourite doll of this name (who also had a lesser part in 'The StubbyDub'). The illustration depicts the purchase of the doll from the toyshop, with all the other toys objecting vehemently at not being chosen, while Jean's mother (although definitely not a self-portrait of Rachel!) sits in apparent serene oblivion. The fine detailing in this illustration is of a miniaturist quality, while the colouring is simply vivid.
Plate size 238 mm x 185 mm.