“Oh! Lady Jane, you must take some tickets for a Charity dance I’m helping to get up.”
“And what’s it for?”
“Oh! Er – the – er – indigent something or others – and the Duchess is bringing a party and we’ve got the Pink Alsatian band!”
“Delighted, I’m sure. One’s always ready to help a really good cause”
Signed; inscribed with title beneath the mount
Pen and ink, unframed
21 by 29.5 cm., 8 ¼ by 11 ½ in.
(frame size 37 by 45 cm., 14 ¾ by 17 ¾ in.)
Lewis Christopher Edward Baumer was born in St John’s Wood, London and studied at the St John’s Wood Art School, the Royal Academy of Arts and at the Royal College of Art. Although he exhibition widely he is best known as a black and white illustrator of children’s books and society cartoonist and caricaturist. His first drawings appeared in the Pall Mall magazine in 1893 and in Punch in 1897. He was a member of the Pastel Society (1908) and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (1921). He also belonged to the Langham Sketching Club, the Arts Club and Chelsea Arts Club.