MAY Phil R.I. (1864-1903)
‘Royal Opera Covent Garden. Pen and ink. Signed, inscribed and dated, ‘To Neil Forsyth / from his friend Phil May, May 10th (18)97’. Reputedly drawn in Romano’s after ‘Faust’ (with Eames, Bonard, Note and Plancon) on the Opening Night of the Covent Garden Season on May 10th 1897. Neil Forsyth MVO (1866-1915) was Business Manager of The Grand Opera Syndicate (1894-1906) 8x8.75 inches.