N02079 SIR HENRY NEWBOLT 1897
Inscr. ‘W. Strang’ t.r. and ‘Henry Newbolt’ b.l., under mount.
Pencil, 9×6 3/4 (23×17) outline frame on sheet 12 1/8×7 3/8 (30·75×18·75).
Presented by James Maclehose through the National Art-Collections Fund 1906.
Coll: In the possession of the artist until 1901.
Exh: International Exhibition, Glasgow, 1901 (300).
Repr: N.A.C.F. Report 1906, 1907, facing p.27.
A preliminary drawing made in 1897 for the etching executed the following year, which is recorded and reproduced in Laurence Binyon's William Strang: Catalogue of his Etched Work, 1906, p.139, No.344. The etching measures 10×7 in. and is in the same direction as N02079.
Sir Henry John Newbolt (1862–1938), poet and man of letters, author of Drake's Drum and Admirals All, as well as of two volumes of the official history of the First World War; he was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery from 1928 to 1937.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II