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39 Portraits in set: Cartoons by Robert Stewart Sherriffs, 1920s-1930s

Ink, wash, crayon and pencil drawings of mainly literary and theatrical personalities of the 1920s and 1930s by cartoonist Robert Sherriffs. His caricature of John Barrymore in the Bystander led to a series of drawings of celebrities in the Sketch. He also drew for the Radio Times and after the war he became film caricaturist for Punch. This collection covers the years from 1926 to 1939.

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5224(9)

Charlie Chaplin

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink, circa 1928-1936
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5224(6)

(Edward Henry) Gordon Craig

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and pencil, circa 1928-1936
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5224(1)

Harry Gordon Selfridge

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and pencil, circa 1928-1936
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5224(3)

H.G. Wells

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink, circa 1928-1936
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5224(4)

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink, 1929
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5224(5)

Sir Charles Blake Cochran

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and pencil, 1934
NPG 5224(5)

5224(2)

H.G. Wells

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and pencil, 1934
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5224(7)

George Grossmith

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink, 1936
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5224(8)

Sir John Berry ('Jack') Hobbs

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink, 1936
NPG 5224(8)

D18346

Gertrude Lawrence

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink, 1920s
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D55

George Bernard Shaw

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink and chalk
NPG D55

D43

Anthony Asquith

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink, 1927
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D44

Alfred George Gardiner

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink, 1927
NPG D44

D48

Compton Mackenzie

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink and chalk, probably late 1920s
NPG D48

D54

Norman Long

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink and wash, probably late 1920s
NPG D54

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John Galsworthy

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and pencil, probably late 1920s
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D18339

J.M. Barrie

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and wash, late 1920s
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D18341

(Richard Horatio) Edgar Wallace

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
black ink, white paint and pencil, late 1920s or early 1930s
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D18342

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and crayon, probably late 1920s or early 1930s
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D18347

Edmund Dulac

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pencil, probably late 1920s or early 1930s
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D45

John Barrymore

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink, 1928
NPG D45

D18338

(Elsie) Evelyn Laye

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pencil, 1928
NPG D18338

D18340

Walter de la Mare and Little Red Riding Hood

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and crayon, 1929
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D18345

G.K. Chesterton

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink, 1930s
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D18348

Evelyn Waugh

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink, circa 1934
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D53

George Robey in 'Laughter over London'

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink and wash, 1936
NPG D53

D46

Charles Hawtrey

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink and wash, 1937
NPG D46

D47

Dame (Florence) Lilian Braithwaite

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink and wash, 1937
NPG D47

D49

Esme Percy

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink and chalk, 1937
NPG D49

D50

Jill Furse

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink and sepia wash, 1938
NPG D50

D52

Dame Gladys Cooper

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
pen and ink and wash, 1938
NPG D52

D18334

Elizabeth Allan

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and wash, 1938
NPG D18334

D18335

Cecil Parker (Cecil Schawbe)

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and wash, 1938
NPG D18335

D18336

Vic Oliver

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and wash, 1939
NPG D18336

D8038

Robert Newton

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink, probably 1950s
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