Sir Max Beerbohm
Sir Max Beerbohm
by Charles Haslewood Shannon
20 3/8 in. x 14 in. (519 mm x 356 mm) uneven
Sitterback to top
- Sir Henry Maximilian ('Max') Beerbohm (1872-1956), Writer and caricaturist. Sitter associated with 19 portraits, Artist associated with 29 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Charles Haslewood Shannon (1863-1937), Painter and lithographer. Artist of 11 portraits, Sitter in 12 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Shannon's lithograph shows Beerbohm's renowned dandyism. He contributed to The Pageant (1895), an artistic and literary Christmas annual co-edited by Shannon; and drew a perceptive caricature, Mr Ricketts and Mr Shannon in the Enjoyment of Popular Success (1907), in which a comically enthusiastic Ricketts and bashful Shannon present a statue to a surly John Bull.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 46
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Ricketts and Shannon: A creative partnership (28 March 2009 - 18 October 2009)
Events of 1896back to top
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