21 JUNE 1963, Page 17

I IMOTHY BIRDSALL in lothY Birdsall had died, at the age of

twenty- seven.

followed knew him only through his work, which I have 'allowed with tremendous enjoyment since t first came across it in the Varsity weekly, at Cambridge, some years ago. From the outset 'Timothy' had exhibited that enviable combination of witty (and prolesoonal) draughtsmanship and a lively conscience—qualities that are all .too rare at any time ti be extinguished at such a tragically early age.

His fellow artists will miss him very much.

.11„k—I was appalled by the news on the radio that