John Galsworthy O.M.
Edmund J. Sullivan / 1930. [pencil signature outside the plate.]
Etching. Edition 52/60. Sheet 394 x 274mm. 15½ x 10¾". Very fine.
John Galsworthy (1867-1933) was a playwright and novelist. His first play was "The Silver Box," and appeared at the Court Theatre in 1906. The same year his first novel was published - the Forsyte Saga series. Later, The Man of Property was a harsh criticism of the upper middle classes, Galsworthy's own background. First World War intervened until he resumed work on the history of the Forsytes with In Chancery (1920) and To Let (1921). Meanwhile he had written a considerable number of novels, short stories, and plays, A Modern Comedy, The White Monkey (1924), The Silver Spoon (1926), Swan Song (1928), and its two interludes A Silent Wooing and Passersby (1927). To these should be added On Forsyte Change (1930), a collection of short stories. He refused a knighthood in 1918, but was still appointed to the Order of Merit in 1929 and in 1932 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
BM: 1939,0315.3. NPG: D34272.
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