[ Np]. [nd. but prior to 1915]. Portrait format (25.5 x 16 cm). Pen and ink, and watercolor wash on paper. Surface matted and framed under glass. Slight toning to paper, but in visible very good to fine condition (not examined out of frame). Item #WRCLIT61441
A whimsical portrait by Beerbohm of poet Henry Newbolt (1862 - 1938). Newbolt is shown in left profile, with his head and elongated nose overshadowing his reed-like body and dominating the image, waving the Union Jack in his right hand, reflecting perhaps Newbolt's service at the Admiralty and the Foreign Office during the Great War. Signed in ink "Max" and captioned "Mr. Henry Newbolt." This portrait was exhibited at Leicester Galleries in 1952, and reproduced in the TIMES in May of that year. HART-DAVIS 1095.