These are the last few drawings which I have been able to scan. The rest, over fifty of them, are too big.
Pre-operative patients receive eye-drops in preparation for the op.
Bandages in place for the op
Happy post-op patient
One of the surgeons
The chief surgeon. He could do hundreds of cataract ops in a day
Charan Singh, the guru at whose behest the eye camp takes place, with surgeon
A voluntary worker carrying food – chapattis under a cloth
The eye-camp taking place outdoors and in the countryside, the natural world also gets a look-in:
Wherever humans are, there are crows too
A squirrel gleaning
A water-buffalo seen from atop a buffalo-drawn cart
And here is a page from one of Lesley’s sketch-books from roughly 40 years before. It shows that her characteristic style, the build-up of lines with fast hatching, accompanied by single modulated lines, goes right back to her twenties.
Page from Lesley’s sketch-book, ca 1948