Lancaster O.B.E., Sir Osbert (1908 - 1986)
'The Baron / Vernon Rees'. Gouache costume design. Inscribed by the artist. Vernon Rees sang the parts of 'Baron Thunder Ten Tronch', 'Extortionist' and 'Dutch Man' in 'Candide', music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Richard Wilbur at the Saville Theatre in 1959. We cannot find any images of Vernon Rees and this looks very much like a self-portrait.