- Extended catalogue entry
© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Harry Furniss
Pen and ink on Bristol board, circa 1919, based on a work of possibly 1925?
8 1/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (210 mm x 122 mm)
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Inscriptionback to top
Inscr. in ink below: ‘Carlo Pellegrini.’.
Some faint printer’s notes in pencil top and bottom.
This portraitback to top
This half-length drawing could be of a date with the whole-length NPG 3500 of circa 1919, but it might have been drawn for Furniss’s later publication, The Two Pins Club (1925), using the earlier caricature as a basis.  The figures are close, but NPG 3501 is more freely drawn (apparently with no underdrawing or pentimenti), and the head more extremely absurd. The two drawings are also on different pieces of Bristol card.
See NPG collection 3337–3535, 3554–3620
Footnotesback to top
Physical descriptionback to top
Half-length, slightly to right, wearing top hat, with pen and paper, and cigarette in left hand.
Conservationback to top
Provenanceback to top
The artist; his sons, from whom purchased (through Theodore Cluse), April 1947
Reproductionsback to top
Furniss 1925, p.90.
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