BATEMAN, H.M. 21232



Autograph Letter Signed ‘H.M.Bateman’, responding to an enquiry regarding Historical Characters in Caricature, saying the subject he would most like to draw is Buffalo Bill. 1 page 10 x 8 inches, in good condition. Horley, 26 December 1917. “He is not of course as weighty as an Emperor or Field Marshal, but he is a glorious fellow to draw. If this suggestion suits you, I will carry out the drawing in line …” Henry Mayo Bateman (1887-1970), British cartoonist. Born in Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia, H.M. Bateman was noted for his “The Man Who…” series of cartoons, featuring comically exaggerated reactions to minor and usually upper-class social gaffes, such as “The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before the Loyal Toast”, “The Man Who Threw a Snowball at St. Moritz” and “The Boy Who Breathed on the Glass at the British Museum.”