Hymns Ancient & Modern

Original Pencil and Watercolour Caricature Of Rudyard Kipling and Edith Sitwell

SASSOON, Siegfried

Hymns Ancient & Modern - ,

1935.

10.5 x 16.5cm. Original pencil and watercolour caricature of Rudyard Kipling and Edith Sitwell. On card, mounted on blue laid paper. Captioned by Sassoon in pencil, "Hymns Ancient & Modern". In very good condition.

A fine caricature by Siegfried Sassoon of two poets he didn't much like; Rudyard Kipling and Edith Sitwell.
Sassoon had long disliked what he saw as an outdated imperialistic bent in Kipling's poetry, going so far as to argue with Rupert Brooke about it in the summer of 1914, when he dismissed it as "terribly tub-thumping stuff".
While Edith Sitwell admired Sassoon and his work, the feeling was not entirely reciprocated. He disliked her modernism and disdain for the Georgians, which "made Sassoon feel old-fashioned, even dull" (Egremont).

PROVENANCE: From the estate of Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967).

Stock ID: 42467

£1,500.00

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