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Mystery sketch finder hopes to trace owner

A MUM-of-four from Solihull who discovered a mysterious sketch of a young girl behind an artist’s print, is hoping to trace its owner.

A MUM-of-four from Solihull who discovered a mysterious sketch of a young girl behind an artist’s print, is hoping to trace its owner.

Elaine Deykin had picked up the landscape print after its attractive frame caught her eye on a trip to the Marie Curie Cancer Care shop in Coventry Road, Sheldon last week.

But when she went to remove the print, to replace it with a picture of her own, she spied a second work hiding behind the first; a pencil sketch of a young girl.

“It was quite a surprise but the picture’s quite good actually, said the full-time mum, from Campden Green, Solihull.

Next to the sketch of the girl, aged around four with curly hair and a frilly, patterned dress, ‘Megan Rae, August 99’, has been written in pencil, while across the child’s arm, the artist has written the name Olive.

“I’m hoping that it finds a home - the right home,” added Elaine. “It will mean something to someone. I assume someone put it there for safe keeping and they could have forgotten or passed away. It’s a bit of a mystery.

“If no one comes forward, I will keep it myself, I don’t want to throw it away.”

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