10 December 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
Sir John Bernard Partridge, R.I. (1861-1945)
'And now?' (recto); with an unfinished sketch for 'The World's Worst Worker' (verso)
signed with initials (lower right) and inscribed '-And now? Mr Punch: Pardon my intruding on your triumph, but what we'd all like to know is-what are you going to do next."' (lower centre) and dated by a different hand '1 July 1936' (lower right) and variously inscribed throughout
pen and black ink, unframed
15 1/8 x 11 3/8 in. (38.4 x 31.5 cm.); together with Four further pen and ink drawings for Punch by the same hand, all signed and dated, and all unframed (5)
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Probably acquired by the 3rd Earl of Bewdley in the 1960s.