16 November 2006
Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)
Mr Raymond Rôze, conducting
signed, inscribed and dated 'Mr Raymond Rôze Max 1914' (lower left)
pencil, pen and black ink, grey wash and coloured chalks
15¼ x 11½ in. (38.7 x 29.2 cm.)
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R. Hart-Davis, A Catalogue of the Caricatures of Max Beerbohm, London, 1972, no. 1344.
London, The British Art of Illustration, 1800-1999, no. 116.
Raymond Rôze (1875-1920) was a composer, conductor, and impresario. He is best known for his operatic work Joan of Arc, which he produced at Covent Garden. He was musical director under Sir Herbert Tree, and composed the incidental music for several of his productions. In 1914 he founded the United Arts Rifles, perhaps this is why Beerbohm drew him in this year.
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