Reginald Thomas Cleaver (British, born circa 1870-1954) 'A Social Crime in a Constantinople Cafe'
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Reginald Thomas Cleaver (British, born circa 1870-1954) 'A Social Crime in a Constantinople Cafe'
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,009) inc. premium

Lot Details
Reginald Thomas Cleaver (British, born circa 1870-1954)
'A Social Crime in a Constantinople Cafe'
signed 'Reginald Cleaver' (lower right), inscribed as titled on the margin and dated 'March 8th 1913' (verso)
pencil, unframed
39 x 28cm (15 3/8 x 11in).

Footnotes

  • LITERATURE:
    Reginald Cleaver, The Graphic, Britain, March 8th, 1913, p. 355, illustrated.

    The picture by Reginald Cleaver is accompanied by a short article by the artist himself entitled 'Short Shrift for the Advanced Woman in Turkey'. Cleaver writes: "Several Turkish ladies of well-known families recently broke through their social bonds, and, in order to collect money for the war, went with uncovered faces into the café-restaurants of the Pera quarter of Constantinople, were they sold small favours in the shape of discs, bearing the wording in Turkish, 'For the cause of humanity.' The social enormity of the offence created great excitement, and the police appeared and promptly arrested them."
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