STARR WOOD (1870-1944) SIGNED ORIGINAL PENCIL, PEN, BLACK INK PUNCH MAGAZINE GAG CARTOON, “Starr Wood,” 10 x 12.5, on heavy card stock, December 8, 1920, by 19th-early 20th century British Punch cartoonist. This cartoon shows an artist and businessman talking. Wood's handwritten caption (the publisher would later set it in type) reads: “How much do you want for it?” “Fifty Pounds.” “Right’s. Now could you do one of me in a reclining position, to match?” His backstamp lists his address, copyright, terms of sale and return of the original art. There are a few publisher/printer notations in pencil, general age toning, a few minor stains not affecting the image, otherwise in fine condition. This original cartoon comes with a copy of the page where the cartoon actually appeared in Punch Magazine. Some collectors mat around the main image area to highlight the original artwork while other collectors like to frame the piece, as is, to show the various stages the original art went through at the publishers.
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 1898-1935.
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