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Sir Max Beerbohm, British 1872-1956 -  Lord de Grey Appraising a Shepherdess; watercolour and...

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Lot 1

Sir Max Beerbohm,
British 1872-1956 -  
Lord de Grey Appraising a Shepherdess; 
watercolour and...

Current Bid: £700

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

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Sir Max Beerbohm,
British 1872-1956 -  

Lord de Grey Appraising a Shepherdess; 

watercolour and pencil on paper, titled centre right 'Lord de Grey Appraising a Shepherdess', 31.1 x 20 cm (ARR) 

with Ernest Brown & Phillips, Ltd. at The Leciester Galleries, London (label attached to the reverse of the frame); 
private collection 

The Leicester Galleries, London, Max Beerbohm - Memorial Exhibition, June 1957, cat. no.56 (label attached to the reverse of the frame)

the original exhibition catalogue from The Leicester Galleries in 1957 accompanies this lot. This work is listed on p.20. 

Sir Max Beerbohm was a famous writer, comic and caricaturist, and was a noted dandy of his day. His formed an artistic circle with Oscar Wilde, Audrey Beardsley and Sir William Rothenstein, and his work was included in major publications such as 'The Yellow Book' in 1894.

His caricatures and are regarded for their lightness of touch and precision of line, and his signature enlarged heads. Exhibitions of his drawings were held at the Carfax Gallery and the Leicester Galleries in his lifetime. Many of these works are now in public collections, including with the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Tate and the V & A.

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