Luis de Soveral c1900
Rare Antique Lithograph Print of Luis Maria Augusto Pinto de Soveral, Marquês de Soveral a Caricature by Max Beerbohm 1900 Published in the Supplement to 'The World' Christmas Number 1900. A supplement with 8 lithograph prints by Beerbohm presented in a special Christmas wrapper presentation as illustrated. The wrapper is not for sale. Only the caricature print is here for sale.
Overall Excellent condition. Approx Sheet size: 14.25" x 9.5" (360mm x 240mm) Print is ready for mount and framing.
Luis Maria Augusto Pinto de Soveral, Marquês de Soveral (28 May 1851 – 5 October 1922) was a Portuguese diplomat. The Kaiser nicknamed him "the Blue Monkey". He was born at São João da Pesqueira, son of Eduardo Pinto de Soveral, visconde de São Luis, and his wife Maria da Piedade Paes de Sande e Castro.
Joining the diplomatic service, he was an attaché and Secretary of Legation at Vienna, Berlin, and Madrid. He was First Secretary at the London Embassy in 1885 and advanced to the rank of Minister in 1891. He was a Counsellor of State, and served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1895 to 1897.
In 1897 he was made an Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the British Order of St Michael and St George, and later that year was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of St James's. Soveral was a friend of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) and a prominent member of the "Marlborough House set"., the group of aristocratic and other friends of Edward when Prince of Wales who were regarded as leading fashionable society, at a time when the royal court of Queen Victoria was sober and domestic in tone.
Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm (London 24 August 1872 – 20 May 1956 Rapallo) was an English essayist, parodist, and caricaturist. He was educated at Charter House and Merton College, Oxford, where he met some of his dearest and most influential friends, including William Rothenberg, Oscar Wilde, and Aubrey Beardsley, among others. The first public exhibition of his caricatures was as part of a group show at the Fine Art Society in 1896; his first one-man show at the Carfax Gallery in 1901. He was influenced by French cartoonists such as "Sem" (fr:Georges Goursat) and "Caran d'Ache" (Emmanuel Poir). Beerbohm was hailed by The Times in 1913 as "the greatest of English comic artists", by Bernard Berenson as "the English Goya", and by Edmund Wilson as "the greatest... portrayer of personalities – in the history of art".
A genuine limited edition lithograph print produced exclusively for 'The World' over 110 years old.