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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 39cms x 26.5cms. Margins extra.
Captioned in pencil: Will the Villains still persue 'em?. Drawn after the match between New South Wales and West Indies, played at Sydney 23-26th December 1960, when six West Indian cricketers were dismissed without scoring. Depicting F. Worrell, J. Hendricks, W. Hall, A. Valentine, T. Dewdney and C. Hunte portrayed as ducks, following an embarrassed West Indian cricketer, pursued by the New South Wales bowlers. The card also contains two further original pen and ink caricature drawings by Sam Wells, one looking forward to Australian and West Indies cricket prospects in 1961. The third caricature relates to tennis and illustrates Rod Laver and Roy Emerson. 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.