Sir Max Beerbohm
Sir Max Beerbohm
by Sir Max Beerbohm
9 3/8 in. x 12 1/4 in. (239 mm x 311 mm)
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
- Sir Henry Maximilian ('Max') Beerbohm (1872-1956), Writer and caricaturist. Artist associated with 29 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This self-caricature is inscribed to Frank Suster (1840-1927), music and art lover. Shuster's house at Bray on Thames is the Hut which is referred to in the inscription as the place where artists like Sargent, Percy Anderson, Roger Fry and Max Beerbohm used to meet and 'tend to paint their fellow-guests inclining on sofas, sometimes indeed pretending to read books, but never doing anything useful or noble.'
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 46
Events of 1923back to top
Current affairsStanley Baldwin begins the first of three terms of government as Conservative Prime Minister following the resignation of Andrew Bonar Law.
Art and scienceBolton Wanderers beat West Ham United in the first FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. The Cup Final was held at Wembley every year except during the war until 2000.
InternationalHitler attempts to take power in Germany with the Munich Beer Hall Putsch. On the 8th November Hitler and the SA stormed a meeting of the ruling 'triumvirs' forcing them to support a march on Berlin. The coup, however, failed and Hitler was arrested and sentences to five years in prison.
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