5 of 17 portraits of Roger Fry
by Sir Henry Maximilian ('Max') Beerbohm
pen and watercolour, 1931
12 1/4 in. x 8 3/8 in. (311 mm x 213 mm)
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- Roger Fry (1866-1934), Critic and painter. Sitter in 17 portraits, Artist of 5 portraits.
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- Sir Henry Maximilian ('Max') Beerbohm (1872-1956), Writer and caricaturist. Artist associated with 20 portraits, Sitter associated with 18 portraits.
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A champion of Cézanne and the Post-Impressionists, Fry was an art theorist, an organiser of exhibitions and the founder of the Omega workshops (1913). A number of his most important articles were collectively published in Vision and Design (1920). A leading member of the Bloomsbury group, this caricature by Beerbohm is inscribed 'A Law Giver - Roger, first King of Bloomsbury'.