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(WEST INDIES 1960-61 TOUR OF AUSTRALIA).

A sheet of card bearing a series of original pen and ink caricature drawings by Sam Wells, depicting events during the 1960-61 West Indies tour of Australia, signed by the artist.

Size 29cms x 27cms. Margins extra.
Captioned in pencil: The De-Test Match - That Raining Influence. Depicting J.W. Martin being knighted by an Australian cricket fan after scoring 55 on his debut in the Second Test match against West Indies, 30th December 1960 - 3rd January 1961. The card also contains a series of original pen and ink caricature drawings by Sam Wells of events during the day's play. Characters also illustrated include K. Mackay and W. Lawry. Sam Wells (1885-1972) was a popular sporting and political cartoonist who worked predominantly for the Melbourne Age between the 1930s and 1960s. He drew the major sporting cartoons of the time, and his work appeared every Monday in the sports column for over 25 years.
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A sheet of card bearing a series of original pen and ink caricature drawings by Sam Wells, depicting events during the 1960-61 West Indies tour of Australia, signed by the artist.