STARR WOOD (1870-1944) SIGNED ORIGINAL PENCIL, PEN, BRUSH, BLACK INK, MONOCHROME WASH GAG CARTOON, “S. W.” monogram, 10 x 12.5, on heavy card stock, by 19th-early 20th century British Punch cartoonist. This cartoon shows a strong man holding a woman aloft. Wood's handwritten caption (the publisher would later set it in type) reads: “The strong man takes his partner into dinner.” There are a few publisher/printer notations in pencil, general age toning, a few minor stains, and one crease in upper left margin not affecting image, 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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