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Henry Mayo Bateman (1887 - 1970)

Lot 439: HENRY MAYO BATEMAN (1877-1970)

Christie's

April 21, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description

'CORONAS!'
signed and dated 'H.M. Bateman/1919' (lower right) and titled on mount pen, black ink and watercolour
14 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. (37.5 x 26 cm.)

Artist or Maker

'CORONAS!'

Exhibited

London, Leicester Galleries, 'Charicatures by H.M. Bateman', February-April, 1974.

Notes

H. M. BATEMAN

A GROUP OF DRAWINGS

Henry Mayo Bateman was born in New South Wales, Australia, in 1887, and came to England for schooling. Encouraged by Phil May and studying under Charles Van Havenmaet he developed his distinctive sense of humour and style of draughtsmanship. As he put it, he 'went mad on paper', drawing people as they felt rather than how they looked and rapidly became one of Punch's leading artists poking fun at social indiscretions. He revolutionised humorous art in Britain making it spontaneous, hilarious and economical and was particularly obsessed by Inland Revenue officials whom he caricatured mercilessly.

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