STARR WOOD (1870-1944) SIGNED ORIGINAL PENCIL, PEN, BRUSH, 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 a woman playing a large saxophone while her cat howls. Wood's handwritten caption (the publisher would later set it in type) reads: “CON AMORE” (She must not be playing in a gentle, loving way). There are a few publisher/printer notations in pencil, some small stains, general age toning, small puncture at top that could 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 1898-1938.
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