12 June 1998
Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)
Lord Balfour, quoting from one of his Gifford Lectures
signed 'Max' (lower right) and inscribed 'quoting from one of his Gifford Lectures -/Lord Balfour (whose turn it is to play): "If calculable probability be indeed common sense reduced to calculation, intuitive probability/lies deeper. It supports common sense, and it supplies the ultimate ground - be it secure or insecure - of " etcetera, etcetera.' (lower centre)
pencil and watercolour
12¼ x 15 in. (31.1 x 38.1 cm.)
Purchased by Ernest Makower at the 1925 exhibition.
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M. Beerbohm, Observations, London, 1925, illustrated opposite p.10. R. Hart-Davis, A Catalogue of the Caricatures of Max Beerbohm, London, 1972, no.79.
London, Leicester Galleries, Max Beerbohm, May 1925, no.11.
Lord Balfour (1848-1930) was the British Prime Minister between 1902-1905. He was Gifford Lecturer at Glasgow University between 1913-1914 and 1922-1923.
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