BEERBOHM, MAX Lord Curzon delivering an oration.
[London], 1912. Signed ("Max"), dated and titled in black ink. Watercolor over ink outline on paper, with a collaged element (a building in the background). Sheet size 11 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches (30.5 x 18.5 cm). The reverse with typographical notes pertaining to publication. Framed, some lightstain, the back mount with a Piccadilly Gallery label, indicating that this was listed in their Catalogue 9 in 1987.
Curzon was immortalized in the doggerel verse:
My name is George Nathaniel Curzon,
I am a most superior person.
My cheeks are pink, my hair is sleek,
I dine at Blenheim once a week.
He was the subject of several Beerbohm caricatures. Rupert Hart-Davis A Catalogue of the Caricatures of Max Beerbohm (noted as "delivering an oration") 389, indicating that it was published in Bystander, 7 August 1912.
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