Frederick Pegram (British, 1870-1937) (two further ink sketches by the same hand, and two prints after Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) blind stamped Macmillan 1988. (5))

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Lot 116
Frederick Pegram
(British, 1870-1937)

Sold for £ 300 (US$ 379) inc. premium
The following lot is from the estate of the Late Hamish Alastair Phillips.
Frederick Pegram (British, 1870-1937)
I say, Mum, Can you house a man..., signed, dated verso 1937, ink heightened with white,21.5 x 30.5cm (8 7/16 x 12in).
two further ink sketches by the same hand, and two prints after Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) blind stamped Macmillan 1988. (5)

Footnotes

  • Fred Pegram was an accomplished painter and engraver. He started his career as an illustrator at the Pall Mall Gazette. In 1894 his first witty cartoon was published in Punch Magazine. He went on to contribute to the Illustrated London News, Girls Own Annual, and the Daily Chronicle. He also illustrated a number of books, including 'Poor Jack' (1897), 'At the Rising of the Moon' (1898), 'London's World Fair '(1898), 'The Orange Girl' (1899) and 'Martin Chuzzlewit' (1900).

    Sir John Tenniel was born in London in 1820 and was self taught, although he became a probationer, and then a student, of the Royal Academy. In 1836 he sent his first picture to the exhibition of the Society of British Artists. Tenniel was blinded in one eye while fencing with his father in 1840. He drew many topical cartoons and caricatures for Punch but is best remembered for his illustrations in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. In 1865 he illustrated the first edition of Alice in Wonderland. The first print run of 2,000 was shelved because Tenniel had objections over the print quality; a new edition, released in December of the same year but carrying an 1866 date, was printed and became a best-seller, securing Tenniel's fame in the process. Public exhibitions of Sir John Tenniel's work were held in 1895 and in 1900. He was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1874 . He was knighted in 1893.


    Purchased from Langton Gallery, 1986, J.S.Maas & Co., 1988, and Sally Hunter Fine Art, London 1999.
Frederick Pegram (British, 1870-1937) (two further ink sketches by the same hand, and two prints after Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) blind stamped Macmillan 1988. (5))
Frederick Pegram (British, 1870-1937) (two further ink sketches by the same hand, and two prints after Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) blind stamped Macmillan 1988. (5))
Frederick Pegram (British, 1870-1937) (two further ink sketches by the same hand, and two prints after Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) blind stamped Macmillan 1988. (5))
Frederick Pegram (British, 1870-1937) (two further ink sketches by the same hand, and two prints after Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) blind stamped Macmillan 1988. (5))
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