Sir Alan Patrick Herbert

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Sir Alan Patrick Herbert, by Eric George Fraser, 1933 - NPG 6448 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert

by Eric George Fraser
pen and ink and wash on board, 1933
8 3/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (213 mm x 272 mm) uneven
Purchased, 1998
Primary Collection
NPG 6448

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  • Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890-1971), Humorist, novelist, playwright and politician; MP for Oxford University. Sitter in 30 portraits.

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The cartoon illustrated an article about August 1983 - picturing the free-thinking Herbert frog-marched along by stormtroopers of the future. Fraser, an illustrator, painter and art-teacher, later drew a cover for Herbert's novel Holy Deadlock (1934). Published Pall Mall, October 1933.

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