George Meredith aet 72

"George Meredith aet 72"

Mortimer Menpes (1860-1938)

Dry point etching

Source: frontispiece to the Memorial Edition of Diana of the Crossways

Volume XVI (1910)

This is one of the best likenesses of Meredith, by a fine artist. Raymond Blathwayt, a journalist, memoirist and minor celebrity of the silent screen, recalls meeting him the artist's studio, in the company of his old friend Admiral Maxse (the inspiration for the title character in Meredith's Beauchamp's Career of 1876). [Commentary continues below.]

Scanned image and text by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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