STARR WOOD (1870-1944) SIGNED ORIGINAL PENCIL, PEN, BLACK INK GAG CARTOON, “Starr Wood.”, 12.5 x 9, on heavy card stock, by 19th-early 20th century British Punch cartoonist. This cartoon shows two men admiring a disinterested woman. The very British Wood's handwritten caption (the publisher would later set it in type) reads: “Not caring two straws.” 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 stains, otherwise in fine condition. There is also a rough sketch for another cartoon on the reverse.
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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