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Drawing - Ivor Novello
  • Ivor Novello
    Sherriffs, Robert Stewart, born 1906 - died 1960
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Ivor Novello

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    united kingdom (drawn)

  • Date:

    ca. 1926 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sherriffs, Robert Stewart, born 1906 - died 1960 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.1109-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This hand coloured pen and ink caricature of Ivor Novello (1893-1951) dates from circa 1926 and was drawn by the artist Robert Stewart Sherriffs (1906-1960).

Ivor Novello, born David Ivor Davies, became known as a result of the song "Keep the Home Fires Burning", which he composed during World War I. A composer and actor, he appeared on the stage and in film. He wrote his musicals in the style of operetta and was one of the last major composers in this form. Amongst his most famous musicals were Glamorous Night (1935), The Dancing Years (1939), and towards the end of his career, Perchance to Dream (1945), King's Rhapsody (1949) and Gay's the Word (1951).

Physical description

Hand coloured pen and ink caricature of Ivor Novello. Shown in profile, his right hand on his hip, his left holding a cigarette holder. His bow tie is a vivid purple, and his checked trousers feature squares of the same vibrant colour.

Place of Origin

united kingdom (drawn)

Date

ca. 1926 (drawn)

Artist/maker

Sherriffs, Robert Stewart, born 1906 - died 1960 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Mr. Ivor Novello'
Handwritten pencil annotation on left hand side of image

Dimensions

Height: 31 cm, Width: 18.6 cm

Descriptive line

Pen and ink caricature of Ivor Novello, ca 1926, drawn by the artist Robert Stewart Sherriffs.

Materials

Pen and ink; Watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making); Painting (image-making)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Drawings; Scotland

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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