Phil May

Lord Rosslyn

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Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 187 x 117 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1927
Reference
N04265

Catalogue entry

N04265 LORD ROSSLYN

Inscr. ‘Phil May.’ t.r., ‘Lord Rosslyn.’ b.r., and ‘tonight’ in pencil at bottom, covered by mount.
Pen, 7 3/8×4 5/8 (18·75×11·5); cut irregularly at 1.
Purchased from James A. Simpson (Duveen Drawings Fund) 1927.

This is presumably a caricature of James Francis Harry, 5th Earl of Rosslyn, 1869–1939, who succeeded to the title in 1890.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II