5 June 2006
The Property of the late Mrs Peter Hughes sold by order of the Executors.
Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)
signed and dated 'Max 1911' (lower right) and inscribed 'Mr. Francis Howard.' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour
14 1/8 x 11½ in. (36 x 29.2 cm.)
with Leicester Galleries, London, 1957, where purchased by Brian Howard, the sitter's son.
with The Leicester Galleries, London, 1959, where purchased by Peter Hughes.
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R. Hart-Davis, A Catalogue of the Caricatures of Max Beerbohm, London, 1972, p. 80, no. 770.
London, Leicester Galleries, A Memorial Exhibition of Works by Sir Max Beerbohm, June 1957, no. 22.
Francis Howard (1874-1954) was both an artist and art critic and he donated a number of Modern British paintings to the Tate. In 1898, he founded the International Society, which aimed to provide a forum for International, as well as British artists to exhibit their work, both Whistler and Rodin were active members.
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