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SA734594

'dear Old Stanley Baldwin' - Original Ink Drawring - Nicholas Bentley - Portrait

Price

£260 | $354 USD | €289 EUR
Item Number: SA734594
Date of manufacture: 1950
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Rayner Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 22 times in the past month with the most views from France.

Description

‘DEAR OLD STANLEY BALDWIN’
Inscribed with the title by the artist
INK DRAWING ON PAPER CIRCA 1950
NICHOLAS CLERIHEW BENTLEY
1907 -1978
Signed
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Framed size 12.5 X 13 inches 32 X 33 cms
Drawing size 5.5 X 6.25 inches 14 X 16 cms
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This is a very stylish and humerous portait of British prime minister Stanley Baldwin.
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Nicholas Clerihew Bentley was a British author, illustrator and publisher, best known for his humorous cartoon drawings in books and magazines in the 1930s and 1940s.
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He trained at Hatherley’s Art School but left before finishing to work as a circus clown.
He sold his first drawing to his godfather G. K. Chesterton. In 1930 his father’s friend Hilaire Belloc invited him to illustrate his book New Cautionary Tales. The good critical reception of this book and its illustrations allowed him to go freelance. He went on to illustrate over 70 books and also wrote and illustrated his own work.
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As well as becoming a freelance artist, writer and journalist, Bentley followed a career in publishing.
From 1950 he was director of Andre Deutsch. He later worked for Sunday Times Publications.
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In later life he was the illustrator for Auberon Waugh's Diary in Private Eye and contributed other cartoons to the magazine. On his death, Auberon Waugh wrote in Private Eye: "Nick was a gentle, modest, humorous man, with none of the usual characteristics of the highly individual genius which inspired his quiet professionalism and supreme technical ability”
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Stanley Baldwin, British Conservative politician, three times prime minister between 1923 and 1937.
Nicholas was the son of Edmund Clerihew Bentley inventor of the clerihew verse form which makes gentle fun of someone famous in a whimsical 4 line poem.
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Picture in very good condition.
Framed in 20th century terracotta coloured mount and narrow wood frame.
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1950.


Dimensions

Height = 32 cm (12.6")
Width = 33.5 cm (13.2")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")


Seller Details

Rayner Fine Art
Gloucestershire
United Kingdom
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