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JOHN RAITT - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 11/19/1937 CO-SIGNED BY: GEORGE BERNARD SHAW - HFSID 298357

JOHN RAITT and GEORGE BERNARD SHAW Original portrait of Shaw, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both! Original Art signed: "GBS 19/11/37", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt/Sorry I can't get it quite right; but I have done my best".

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JOHN RAITT and GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Original portrait of Shaw, drawn by John Raitt, signed by both!
Original Art signed: "GBS 19/11/37", 5½x8½. Pencil drawing also signed by the artist "Raitt/Sorry I can't get it quite right; but I have done my best". Dublin-born British playwright and critic George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) wrote this note the year his production, Geneva, was on stage.In the play, which he revised in 1947, Shaw satirically portrays the League of Nations. Shaw's pieces were characteristically instructional, often including a teacher character, such as the popular Pygmalion (1913), which featured teacher Henry Higgins. Shaw began writing plays in 1892; his first, Widowers' Houses, voiced his opinions on society and world reform. His other works include Man and Superman, Candida, Saint Joan and Major Barbara. Throughout his 58 years as a playwright, Shaw covered many topics, but let his humor speak for itself. The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, he was lauded by the Nobel Committee "for his work which is marked by both idealism and humanity, its stimulating satire often being infused with a singular poetic beauty." While in college in the 1930s, JOHN RAITT began drawing portraits of famous people. He sent his artwork to each subject with a request that it be autographed and returned to him. Tape affixed at corners. Bottom right corner clipped. Two horizontal folds. Otherwise, fine condition.

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