~ Arthur Ferrier (1891 – 1973) Merry Christmas Hand Drawn Cartoon ~
A framed hand drawn piece by the famous Scottish artist, illustrator and cartoonist Arthur Ferrier (1891 – 27 May 1973).
The picture depicts Santa staring at a beautifully dressed woman. The left hand side reads “Hope you get what you want for Christmas”.
The piece has been sketched in pencil, and drawn over in black ink. Numerous tippex marks can be seen across the sheet and various pencil marks for dimensions can be spotted along the side and on the back.
The piece is signed on the lower right hand corner.
There are some printers notes to the reverse.
It is not framed.
~ Dimensions ~
The picture has a height of 18.6 inches (47.2 cm) & a width of 12 inches (30.5 cm).
~ Condition ~
The edges have frayed in areas, a small tear on the lower left side where the text appears & general wear on the corners. The piece has not faded, however and is in good condition.
~ Arthur Ferrier ~
Ferrier was born and started work in Glasgow, Scotland as an analytical chemist. He freelanced as a cartoonist for the Daily Record there. He moved to London and drew joke cartoons for a number of weekly magazines, including Punch, The Humorist and London Opinion.
In 1930,he produced a weekly strip glamour cartoon called “Film Fanny”. A London paper, the Sunday Pictorial, published his glamour drawing under the title “Our Dumb Blonde”, which ran from 1939 to 1946. A comic strip called “Spotlight on Sally” in the Pictorial was followed by another called “Eve”.
In addition to his printed work, Ferrier also painted during World War I. Some of this work is in the collection of the Imperial War Museum in London. He also produced a set of drawings used on sets of china ware from the Royal Albert China Collections.