δ Beerbohm (Max) Clement Scott, pen and black ink, watercolour, over traces of graphite, signed 'Max' upper right, on laid paper presented on early mount with wash borderlines, 174 x 153 mm. (6 7/8 x 6 in), minor surface dirt, under glass, circa 1897.
Ernst Brown & Phillips, The Leicester Galleries, London;
S. Gutman Esq. (purchased at the 1928 exhibition);
Sale. Christie's, British Art on Paper, 18th November, 2004, lot 163.
Leicester Galleries, London, Max Beerbohm, December 1928, no. 29.
R. Hart-Davis, A Catalogue of the Caricatures of Max Beerbohm, 1972, no. 1290.
⁂ Clement Scott (1841-1904) was the dramatic critic and travel writer for the Daily Telegraph. Hart-Davis records that Beerbohm executed four caricatures of Scott, with the present work being the earliest.
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