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Frank Schuster

Sir Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)


Signed 'Max', inscribed 'Frankie Schu' and dated 1923

Watercolour with pencil

12 x 6 ½ inches

The Rev R F Beloe

Rupert Hart-Davis (Compiler), A Catalogue of The Caricatures of Max Beerbohm, London: Macmillan, 1972, no 1389

The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1800-2008', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, November 2008-January 2009, no 56

Leo Frank Schuster (1852-1927) was a British patron of the arts, impresario and lover of music. He was of Jewish and German origin, educated at Eton, and worked initially in his father's bank. His homes in Westminster and Bray were meeting places for artists, writers and musicians including Walter Sickert, John Singer Sargent, and Sir Adrian Boult . He became a close friend of Gabriel Faure and Edward Elgar, as well as the poet Siegfried Sassoon,

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