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Sava Botzaris
1894-1965
PORTRAIT OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
31
Sava Botzaris
1894-1965
PORTRAIT OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Sava Botzaris
1894-1965
1894-1965
PORTRAIT OF GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
signed
bronze with a dark brown patina on an ebonised wood base
height 51cm., 20in.
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Exhibited

London, Leicester Galleries, Sava Botzaris: Exhibition of Sculpture, Drawings and Caricature, 1938, no.3;
London, The Fine Art Society, Sculpture in Britain Between the Wars, 10th June - 1st August 1986, no.12, illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, p.37 (one of the 1986 casts).

Catalogue Note

Sold together with a letter from George Bernard Shaw in which he agrees to sit one last time for a portrait bust by 'My dear Sava'.

The present work is the original bronze from which an edition of eight casts were produced in 1986 by the Fine Art Society. It was shown at the Leicester Galleries exhibition in 1938 alongside a number of other famous literary and political figures including James Joyce, Aldous Huxley and Haile Selassie. An implicit element of caricature invigorates Botzaris' portrait, while his tactile manipulation of the materials gives a lively sense of his sitter's sharp wit.

20th Century British Art

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