This is a study for the second illustration
for April in the Chatto and Windus Almanack, 1927.
There are a number of dissimilarities between the study and the
illustration, which includes members of the Spencer family as a frieze
in the foreground. Both
versions include the young man, possibly the artistís brother
Sydney, who stands on a chair to cut the privet hedge in front of
Fernlea. He holds the
shears at armís length.