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The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer

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Max Beerbohm
‘EVENINGS IN PRINTING HOUSE SQUARE’ (‘LORD NORTHCLIFFE: “HELP! AGAIN I FEEL THE DEMONS OF SENSATIONALISM RISING IN ME. HOLD ME FAST! CURB ME, IF YOU LOVE ME!”’)
311 by 394mm., pen ink and watercolour with pencil, signed ‘Max’, inscribed with title and dated 1911, mounted, framed and glazed, some minor browning
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Provenance

EXHIBITED:

NEAC, Winter 1911; London Group, 1913; ‘Pure Gold’, 50 Years of The Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, 9-19 February 2011; ‘The Long Nineteenth Century: Treasures and Pleasures’, Chris Beetles Gallery, March-April 2014, no 143

Literature

The Times; Max Beerbohm, Fifty Caricatures, (London, 1913), no 38; Rupert Hart-Davis, A Catalogue of the Caricatures of Max Beerbohm (London, 1972), no 1118

Catalogue Note

Alfred Harmsworth, Lord Northcliffe (1865-1922) was a powerful publishing magnate, who resuscitated unprofitable newspapers by making them popular to a mass market. He developed Amalgamated Press, the largest publishing empire in the world at the time, which included, among others: Evening News (acquired 1894), Daily Mail (founded 1896), Daily Mirror (founded 1903), Observer (acquired 1905), The Times and The Sunday Times (both acquired 1908). The present cartoon refers to this latest acquisition.

The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer

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London