STARR WOOD (1870-1944) SIGNED ORIGINAL PENCIL, PEN, BLACK INK GAG CARTOON, “Starr Wood”, 10 x 12.5, on heavy card stock, by 19th-early 20th century British Punch cartoonist. This cartoon shows a man bitten by a woman’s dog. Wood's handwritten caption (the publisher would later set it in type) reads: “Ere, your dog’s bit me in the ankle; wot ‘cher goin to give me?” “Well, I can give you my assurance that the dog is perfectly healthy.” There are a few publisher/printer notations in pencil, general age toning, a few minor stains, marginal pin holes, otherwise in fine condition.
STARR WOOD turned freelance cartoonist after his first drawing was published in 1892. In addition to his Punch cartoons he contributed to several other British publications, including: Chums, Fun, Judy, Chips, Parade, John Bull, Bystander, Humorist, Passing Show, Tatler and Strand from 1898-1938.
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