STARR WOOD (1870-1944) SIGNED ORIGINAL PENCIL, PEN, BLACK INK GAG CARTOON, “Starr Wood.”, 12.5 x 10, on heavy card stock, by 19th-early 20th century British Punch cartoonist. This cartoon shows two women talking about married life. Wood's handwritten caption (the publisher would later set it in type) reads: “I’m afraid I should get tired of married life. I should like to be married one year and single the next, year and year about.” “Then why not go on the stage?” 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, four marginal pin holes, a few stains, 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 1898-1935.
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