Mr Stephen Phillips c1900
Rare Antique Lithograph Print of Mr Stephen Phillips 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.
Stephen Phillips (28 July 1864 – 9 December 1915) was an English poet and dramatist, who enjoyed considerable popularity early in his career. He was born at Somertown near Oxford, the son of the Rev. Stephen Phillips, precentor of Peterborough Cathedral. He was educated at Stratford and Peterborough Grammar Schools, and considered entering Queens' College, Cambridge on a minor scholarship to study classics; but he instead went to a London crammer to prepare for the civil service. In 1885, however, he moved to Wolverhampton to join his cousin F. R. Benson's dramatic company, and for six years he played various small parts.
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.