Member Since 2006
|Artist(s):||Paul Webb, All|
|Media Type:||Pen and Ink|
|Added to Site:||11/14/2016|
Wonderful example of THE MOUNTAIN BOYS by Paul Webb featuring one of his hillbillies being chased around a tree by a bear as a couple of his pals watch from a distance.
No idea what the art was done for, perhaps for some magazine, advertising, a calendar, brochure or perhaps a booklet that collected a number of their drawings. It’s an absolutely delightful example of Webb’s classic characters by any means!
Unsigned. Drawn on heavy illustration board, the art is in excellent condition. Original is done in ink & wash, and measures 18” x 13-1/4” with an image area of 14” x 10” and is in excellent condition. The art is in a matt taped around all the edges of the board on back. There is also part of a piece of brown paper that was likely used as a cover for the art at one time. The matt has slightly darkened with age and has a large spot in the top right corner. The artwork itself is in great shape.
Paul Webb was a cartoonist for Esquire. LIFE, Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post. He is most well known for his comic characters, "The Mountain Boys," of which this is a great example. Back in the 40s and 50s, The Mountain Boys appeared on many advertising items, most notably a series of calendars for advertising agency, Brown & Bigelow.
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