It's the work of Patrick Barrington who was married for many years to a boss of mine (I worked in her wine bar).
I was just idly Googling last evening and was really surprised to see so much on line within a few seconds about Patrick (and Hanna) and his work. I knew Hanna was further left than the Labour Party but I never knew before that she was a communist. Lovely to see a photo of them on their wedding day
I remember the picture I posted above, hanging on a wall in their garage, where they stored boxes of wine and had 2 or 3 fridge freezers, and really admiring it. I was really taken that it was painted on newspaper. I've no idea who the model is/was.
Here's more about him in The Guardian (which also surprised me) and more of his work - https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesig ... n-obituaryhttps://wandsworthart.com/patrick-barrington/