STARR WOOD (1870-1944) SIGNED ORIGINAL PENCIL, PEN, BLACK INK, MONOCHROME WASH GAG CARTOON, “Starr Wood.”, 10 x 12.5, on heavy card stock, by 19th-early 20th century British Punch cartoonist. This cartoon shows two semi-nude women greeting an older gentleman. Wood's handwritten caption (the publisher would later set it in type) reads: “Welcome, Colonel – Audrey and I have just got back from the South Sea Islands.” 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, that can be matted out, 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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