STARR WOOD (1870-1944) SIGNED ORIGINAL PENCIL, PEN, BLACK INK GAG CARTOON, “Starr W.”, 10 x 12.5, on heavy card stock, by 19th-early 20th century British Punch cartoonist. This cartoon shows a woman talking with a military man. The handwritten caption (the publisher would later set it in type) reads: “Your colonel is a man who always calls a spade a spade, isn’t he? Well he didn’t when he fell headlong over one in a trench the other day.” There are a few publisher/printer notations in pencil, some small stains, general age toning, 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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