|Francis Derwent Wood, Caricature of Charles Ricketts, A.R.A., c. 1920s|
(Collection of The Royal Academy, London)
Some critics have asserted that these drawings were 'made upon odd scraps of paper, upon envelopes and so forth', but the commentary written on behalf of the Academy states that they were not always 'as spontaneous' as it seems, and for the Ricketts portrait Wood used materials that he wouldn't have carried with him at all times.
Wood also made such portraits of other public figures, including 'politicians, clergymen, connoisseurs, and aristocrats'.
Several portraits have written comments on them, such as 'Gerald Kelly, the Festive ARA', others simply identify the artist. Ricketts is identified as 'C. Ricketts, A.R.A.' and above his name it says: 'AMICO DI SHANNONI'. The portrait is signed and dated 7 January 1922.