by Powys Evans Click on the links below to find out more
ink, published 1927
13 7/8 in. x 10 in. (352 mm x 254 mm)
- Sean O'Casey (1880-1964), Playwright and writer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Powys Evans (1899-1981), 'Quiz'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 99 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
Drawn about 1927 for the London Mercury.
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