18 November 2004
Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)
signed 'max' (upper right)
pencil, black ink and grey and pink wash
7 x 6 in. (17.4 x 15.3 cm.)
Executed circa 1897.
Purchased by S. Gutman at the 1928 exhibition.
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R. Hart-Davis, A Catalogue of the Caricatures of Max Beerbohm, London, 1972, p. 128, no. 1290.
London, Leicester Galleries, Max Beerbohm, December 1928, no. 29.
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