The drawing is drawn in pencil on buff coloured paper. It is signed and dated June 19th 1961 by artist in lower left corner. The sheet has slight discolouration to the paper from a previous mount and has minor, very light soft handling folds, else very good.
Sheet size 350 x 550mm
I believe this is a portrait of his third son Jason who was born in 1959. John Bratby had four children with Jean Cooke. Jason, like his parents, became an artist. Drawn when Bratby’s career was at its height, this is a lovely drawing of a child which reflects his love towards the sleeping child. Bratby had a great talent for drawing.