BEERBOHM | "A Suggestion" [George V and Queen Mary], pencil and watercolour, 1924
BEERBOHM | "A Suggestion" [George V and Queen Mary], pencil and watercolour, 1924
BEERBOHM | "A Suggestion" [George V and Queen Mary], pencil and watercolour, 1924
BEERBOHM | "A Suggestion" [George V and Queen Mary], pencil and watercolour, 1924
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BEERBOHM | "A Suggestion" [George V and Queen Mary], pencil and watercolour, 1924

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

BEERBOHM | "A Suggestion" [George V and Queen Mary], pencil and watercolour, 1924

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

BEERBOHM, MAX

"A Suggestion. Instead of incessantly visiting factories, work-shops, mills, pits, soup-kitchens, lime-kilns and the like, why should not the King and Queen stay comfortably at home and let people pop in to inspect them with benevolent interest?"


two panels each 380 by 228mm., pencil and watercolour drawings, signed and dated lower right "Max 1924", caption in panels below drawings, mounted, framed and glazed


As noted by a previous owner on the reverse, this fine Beerbohm work was from the collection of Siegfried Sassoon and removed from his home, Heytesbury House. Siegfried Sassoon and Max Beerbohm first met in 1916 and a significant friendship developed. Beerbohm would be one of George Sassoon’s godparents in 1936 and, two years later, Sassoon dedicated The Old Century to Beerbohm. A volume of Siegfried Sassoon Letters to Max Beerbohm was published in 1986.

Hart-Davis notes the ownership as George Sassoon, who would have inherited this work from his father in 1967.


LITERATURE:

Hart-Davis 577


PROVENANCE:

Leicester Galleries, exhibition, May 1925, sold to Claude Johnson; [possibly sold in October 1929 to] Siegfried Sassoon; George Sassoon; Roy Davids


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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations
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