Leo Klin, 1887-1967
Portrait of the Hon Pamela Boscawen, Stage name "Pamela Carme" 1902-1953
Hon Pamela Boscawen, Stage name "Pamela Carme"
7th September 1928

"Leo Klin 1928" and further inscribed with details of the sitter

pencil and pastel
12 x 16in. (31 x 41in.)


By descent in the family from the Artists estate


The Hon Pamela Boscawen is the daughter of the 7th Viscount Falmouth, she graduated from RADA in 1925 and married Major Henry Sherek 1937. She retired from acting to be her husband's business partner. Henry Sherek was also a theatre manager. She was an actress, known for The Girl Was Young (1937), Holiday Lovers (1932) and Almost a Honeymoon (1930). She died in 1953 in London. (January 21, 1925 - March 1925) She acted in Ladislao Vajda's play, "Grounds for Divorce," at the St. James's Theatre in London, England with Madge Titheradge, Owen Nares, Jane Wood, Lawrence Grossmith, Lawrence Hanray, Alice O'Day, Dino Galvani, and Violet Graham in the cast. Sister of Evelyn Boscawen, 8th Viscount Falmouth; Hon. Vere Douglas Boscawen; Hon. George Edward Boscawen and Hon. Mildmay Thomas Boscawen .

Jules Henry Sherek (1900-1967) was a British theatrical manager, known for producing the plays of T. S. Eliot.Sherek was born on 23 April 1900, at 2 Guilford Street, London, to Bernard a merchant (and later an international theatrical agent), and Margarette (née Jacoby).He was educated at the Waren Gymnasium in Germany, where he became fluent in German, and at a school in Switzerland, where he learned to speak French. He was severely wounded while in the Near East during World War I, having lied about his age in order to enlist while only 15.Following the war, and after a period in the United States working for David Belasco and at a theatrical agency, he took over his father's agency.In 1937, he married the actress Pamela Carme (real name Kathleen Pamela Mary Corona Boscawen; 1902–1995), who was the daughter of the Evelyn Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth. During World War II, he again served in the British army, becoming a major before being invalided out in 1944.He produced the T.S. Elliot plays The Cocktail Party, The Confidential Clerk, and The Elder Statesman.All were directed by E. Martin Browne.He appeared as a "castaway" on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 15 June 1959.Examples of his correspondence with Sir Cecil Beaton are included in the latter's papers, in the library of St John's College, Cambridge.
After spending his retirement in Geneva, he died in Venice on 23 September 1967.

Artist biography

Leo Klin 1887-1967, was born in Grodno, Russia where he studied at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts, St Petersburg. In England he exhibited widely, including RA, RP, UA, NEAC and throughout the provinces. Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Bournemouth hold his work. he lived in London.