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(VICTORIA v. SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1961-62) - (WELLS, Sam).
A sheet of card bearing a series of original pen and ink caricature drawings, by Sam Wells in 1962, signed by the artist.
Size 27cms x 38cms. Margins extra.
Captioned in pencil: 'Vic's "Sin & Sob" Story'. Depicting original pen and ink caricature drawings by Sam Wells of events during and after the match between Victoria and South Australia, played at Melbourne 30th December 1961-2nd January 1962. The caricatures depict scenes of cricketers who played in the match, including D.J. Sincock, G.S. Sobers, R.H. Sellers, D. Sharpe, G. Brooks, B.N. Jarman and L.E. Favell of South Australia, and W.M. Lawry, D.J. Anderson and I.R. Redpath of Victoria. Also depicted are J. Ryder, S. Loxton and other Victorian Selectors hiding in a bin. 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.
[ref: 46148]  £85.00 (including VAT) enquire  buy
WEBSTER, (Tom).
An original pencil cartoon drawing by Tom Webster, signed by the artist and dated 1928, executed on the back of a Savoy Hotel menu. Depicting a small boy standing outside the Oval cricket ground which is heavily fortified with barbed wire. The boy is saying 'That must be Percy's sixer. I wonder if Mr. Palairet would let me see it drop.' The drawing is captioned "Barbed wire specially erected to keep small boys from watching the game they might learn to love".
Size 28cms x 17cms.
Drawn as a protest at the attempts of Surrey County Cricket Club to stop people watching games 'free of charge'. R.C.N. Palairet was Secretary of Surrey between 1920 and 1932. Webster (1886-1962) specialised in sporting cartoons which appeared in The Evening News and in The Daily Mail between 1919 and 1940. Williams & Phillips, Wisden Book of Cricket Memorabilia, 1990, page 99: 'Few artists have captured cricketers with quite the brio of Tom Webster (1882-1962). His irresistible sense of fun and cheek, coupled with bold, brash strokes of the pen, captured both the cricketer and the inner man lurking behind the white flannels.
[ref: 4961]  £200.00 (including VAT) enquire  buy
(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.
[ref: 39756]  £90.00 (including VAT) enquire  buy
(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.
[ref: 44109]  £90.00 (including VAT) enquire  buy
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