- was Bertie Arnold from St. David's in Wales.
- Bertie was the son of Ivor & Ruth Arnold, with whom the artist lived whilst at St. David's in Wales. He was brother to Rosina and Jim Arnold. He died at the age of 14 from a heart condition. The somewhat unnatural colouration of the cheeks was thought by the family to be a symptom of this condition.
- Ruth and Ivor were advised by his doctors that Bertie might never see his fifteenth birthday. This knowledge seems to have created a special attachment by the artist for Bertie, reflected in the number of paintings and sketches made by him of Bertie in the two years prior to his death.
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