|Artist(s):||Dean Cornwell, All|
|Media Type:||Pen and Ink|
|Art Type:||Comic Strip|
|Added to Site:||4/4/2017|
In 1914, famed cartoonist Clare Briggs was heading back to New York City, after living in Chicago for over 15 years. Briggs would spend the rest of his career working for the New York Tribune. Briggs' cartoonist friends held a farewell dinner for him on February 4, 1914 at the Chicago Athletic Association. There was a booklet produced, with 40 cartoons honoring Briggs. This original ink cartoon was done by the famous illustrator Dean Cornwell, and shows a Knickerbocker sinking a "lucky putt" named Briggs. The golf club that he uses has a dollar sign sweet spot, and the ball passes right by a N.Y. Trib sign, into the hole. Cornwell, of course, is widely known as one of the greatest American illustrators, but what is less known about him are his early magazine cartoons. Original cartoons by Cornwell are quite scarce, and this one is a truly sweet example. The piece is marked on the back as being received from Briggs’ widow in 1959. Measuring 7½”x 4¼”, the drawing is in VG+ condition, with a few pine holes, and a slightly ragged lower left edge. I hope I look this good at 103 years old!
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$400.00 $325.00 + Shipping
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