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, July 1928, by 19th-early 20th century British Punch cartoonist. This cartoon shows a woman talking with cruise ship steward. Wood's handwritten caption (the publisher would later set it in type) reads: “By the way, Steward, I want a cabin about the middle of the ship because I’ve been told that is where the funnel be.” There are a few publisher/printer notations in pencil, general age toning, a few minor stains, 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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