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Max Beerbohm
Max Beerbohm, 19th Century British caricature of Mr Harry Nichols

1893

$5,106.58

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Max Beerbohm (British, 1872 – 1956) Mr Harry Nicholls (In a life of pleasure), 1893 Signed ‘MAX’ (lower right), inscribed with title in ink Pencil on paper with evidence of some watercolour 11 x 8.5/8 in. (28 x 22 cm.) Henry Thomas "Harry" Nicholls (1 March 1852 – 29 November 1926) was an English actor, comedian, songwriter and playwright, popular during the Victorian era. As an actor, he appeared in music hall, Victorian burlesques and Edwardian musical comedy. He was perhaps best known for starring in the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane's annual Christmas pantomimes, alongside Dan Leno and Herbert Campbell and as the author of long-running musicals at the Gaiety Theatre. This would have been very early artwork from Beerbohm shortly before he went to the USA. He would have been in his early 20s at the time and was just starting to hone his skills as a caricaturist.
  • Creator:
    Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956, British)
  • Creation Year:
    1893
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 11 in (27.94 cm)Width: 8.63 in (21.93 cm)Depth: 1 in (2.54 cm)
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  • Condition:
    Paper has oxidised. The colours have faded over the years. There seems to be a stain to the lower right, a small tear to lower left corner. It is behind glass in a simple wood frame in a mount which would benefit replacing.
  • Gallery Location:
    Petworth, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU54038180002

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