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    Sale 5280

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Collection of The Late The Hon. Mrs. Angela Lascelles

    28 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 85

    SIR FRANK LOCKWOOD, S.G., Q.C., M.P. (1846-1897)

    The scamp

    Price Realised  


    SIR FRANK LOCKWOOD, S.G., Q.C., M.P. (1846-1897)
    The scamp
    with inscription 'This drawing by the late Sir Frank Lockwood was given to me by Adam Walker Esq. Advocate, Jany 20 -1899. It was given to Mr. Walker by Mr. Justice Bruce, Newhurst, South Hill Bromley, Kent, from his collection of Sir Frank's drawings. G Dowding' (on the reverse)
    7½ x 9 3/8 in. (19 x 23.7 cm.)
    Together with three other drawings and watercolours:'An unwilling witness', also by Sir Frank Lockwood; a watercolour of a Mediterranean landscape, signed with initials 'VPR' (lower left) and 'Charlotte Hagn as Vicomte von d'Asnières' signed with monogram (lower right)
    four in the lot (4)

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    Sir Frank Lockwood, Q.C., (1846-1897), lawyer and politician, was perhaps best known for the central role he played as Solicitor-General in the trial and prosecution of Oscar Wilde in 1895. He was also a keen artist and his sketches depicting the occasional humours of the Houses of Commons were much in demand - King Edward VII (1841-1910) was an avid collector of his work. He drew frequently for Punch and some of his sketches were published in The Frank Lockwood Sketch Book (1898); his lecture 'The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick' was published in 1894, the same year in which he received his knighthood.

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