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Drawing - George Bernard Shaw
  • George Bernard Shaw
    Topolski, Feliks, born 1907 - died 1989
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George Bernard Shaw

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)
    London (published)

  • Date:

    1943 (drawn)
    1946 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Topolski, Feliks, born 1907 - died 1989 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink and wash drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Artist

  • Museum number:

    E.63-1946

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 86, box C

Physical description

Original pencil and pen and ink drawings of George Bernard Shaw, in a set of four. Each signed and dated by the artist. Also inscribed with a caption which has been erased on the final plate.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)
London (published)

Date

1943 (drawn)
1946 (published)

Artist/maker

Topolski, Feliks, born 1907 - died 1989 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink and wash drawing

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in ink 'The fellow took my cheap wallet & he was so disgusted that he threw it on the ground and stamped on it.'

Signed and dated 'Feliks Topolski 43'.

Dimensions

: Various sizes

Descriptive line

Original pencil and pen and ink drawings of George Bernard Shaw in a set of four, to be used as plates in Portrait of G.B.S. Great Britain, 1943.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.

Production Note

The drawings were produced to be plates XI, XVII, XX and XXVII in Portrait of G.B.S, published by Messrs. Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd., London, 1946.

Materials

Paper; Pencil; Pen and ink

Techniques

Drawing; Wash

Categories

Drawings; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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