SASSOON
Lot 194
SASSOON, SIEGFRIED (1886-1967, poet and prose writer)
Sold for £1,560 (US$ 2,503) inc. premium

Lot Details
SASSOON, SIEGFRIED (1886-1967, poet and prose writer)
SASSOON, SIEGFRIED (1886-1967, poet and prose writer)
TWO PORTRAITS:

i) PHOTOGRAPH BY FLEMONS OF TONBRIDGE, vintage photograph, silver print, showing Sassoon when a boy dressed in silk breeches and frilly white shirt, and wearing a banner from his shoulders bearing the word 'Observer', taken on the occasion that he and his brothers acted as pages when his aunt Rachel Beer had organised a stand for the Observer (of which she was the editor) at the Hotel Cecil for the 1896 Press Bazaar, the photographer's imprint on the original mount, framed and glazed, size of image 6½ x 5 inches (17 x 12 cm), overall size 12 x 10 inches (31 x 25 cm), 1896

ii) DRAWING BY JOCELYN GALSWORTHY, crayon drawing, head and shoulders, three-quarters turned to the right, signed 'Jocelyn', on purple paper, framed and glazed, 17½ x 13¾ inches (44.5 x 35 cm), overall size 25 x 20 ¾ inches, [ c. 1964]

Footnotes

  • Jocelyn Galsworthy is a niece of Sir John Galsworthy. There are very few ad vivam portraits of Sassoon, other than one by Glyn Philpot, one by Rex Whistler and one by John Piggins. The version of this portrait in Creative Encounters (Bonhams, October 2005) had been in Sassoon's own possession.
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