In our ongoing series Highlights from the V&A Museum of Childhood, comes the Wax Bust of a Boy, 1975. The placard reads thus:
“This was made in England by Nicholas Bramble who was a sculptor. He made several portraits of Elliot, who the son of a friend. Elliot lived in Notting Hill in London.”
What the placard does not mention: that Elliot often wore only a pink turban, resembled a dying mermaid, AND WAS PERHAPS THE CREEPIEST CHILD EVER.