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Sir Max Beerbohm

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  • Sir Max Beerbohm
  •  s selwyn of bloomsbury preaching to the young barbarians
  • signed, dated 1911 and inscribed with the title
  • pen, ink, watercolour and wash 
  • 39 by 30.5cm.; 15½ by 12in.

Catalogue Note

In 1910 Sewlyn Image (1849-1930), who had earlier given up the priesthood to become an artist, was appointed Slade Professor at Oxford. Byron's phrase 'young barbarians all at play' was applied to Oxford by Matthew Arnold in the Preface to his 'Essays in Criticism', 1865.