a portrait in pencil 1920's
by henry potter stevens ( 1875 - 1965 )
pencil on fine paper
drawing size w 110mm x h 150mm
overall size including frame w 270mm x h 320mm x d 60mm
the sketch is possibly a preparatory drawing for an etching entitled charlotte, a copy of which is held in the british museum.
henry potter stevens an accomplished etcher and watercolorist read chemistry at oxford university where he obtained a first class degree in 1896. he exhibited at the royal academy, grovesnor, redfern and colnaghi galleries. he lived in london and latterly eccles in suffolk. he was a keen collector and authority on japanese and chinese art.
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