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Edmund Joseph Sullivan, British, 1869 - 1933
Title: Portrait of George Bernard Shaw Writing at a Desk
Date: 1929
Medium: Copper plate
Dimensions:
Plate: 26.5 x 20.3 cm
Credit Line: Presented, Gordon G. F. Dixon, 2019
Object Number: NGI.2019.112
DescriptionThis plate was etched when Shaw was a household name, famous as a playwright and commentator. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925. In the late 1920s he published The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism; visited Russia reporting that he had ‘seen the future’; and had his play The Applecart put on in Warsaw and at the Malvern Festival.
ProvenancePurchased, Bloomsbury Auctions (Lodnon), Modern Books and Works on Paper Sale 29/09/2016; presented, Gordon G.F. Dixon, 2019