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Portrait of George Grossmith (1847-1912). Grossmith followed his father by working as a Times police court reporter until the early 1870s, after which he began his stage career as a singer and entertainer, creating many of the Savoy opera roles. Grossmith later became a writer, of his own reminiscences and - jointly with his younger brother Weedon - the famous 'Diary of a Nobody' (1892). There is a pencil sketch of another unidentified man's head just above the ink drawing, which is signed 'Hy.F.' Ink drawing.
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