Caricature

20th January 1899 (drawn)

Beerbohm, Max (Sir)

Height: 32.5 cm, Width: 20.1 cm

S.233-1998 T&P

Carcicature drawing of William Archer, by Max Beerbohm, showing Archer as a mermaid, dated 20th January 1899.

A pen and ink caricature of a mermaid of which the top half is a male figure with large bulbous nose and blonde moustache and hair, The mermaid is seated on a rock engraved with the phrase 'Celtic Renascence' [sic] and is playing a small harp. The rock is positioned in the centain of a wave topped sea and against a starry sky. Handwritten annotations at the base of the sketch adds the caption "But the wise mariner puts wax into his hand".

A pen and ink caricature of a mermaid of which the top half is a male figure with large bulbous nose and blonde moustache and hair, The mermaid is seated on a rock engraved with the phrase 'Celtic Renascence' [sic] and is playing a small harp. The rock is positioned in the centain of a wave topped sea and against a starry sky. Handwritten annotations at the base of the sketch adds the caption "But the wise mariner puts wax into his hand".

Location: In Storage

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