STARR WOOD (1870-1944) SIGNED ORIGINAL PENCIL, PEN, BLACK INK GAG CARTOON, “Starr Wood.”, 12.5 x 10, Passing Show, Oct 17 (ny), on heavy card stock, by 19th-early 20th century British Punch cartoonist. This cartoon shows woman in auto accident talking to policeman. Wood's handwritten caption (the publisher would later set it in type) reads: “Oh, Mr. Policeman – where do I go to apologize for knocking over a lamp standard?” 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, three marginal pinholes, 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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