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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