59: Jimmy James Swinnerton Mr. Jack Cat Cartoon Comic S
Jimmy James Swinnerton Mr. Jack Cat Cartoon Comic Strip Swinnerton is an Extremely Well Known Artist Whose Southwest Landscape Paintings Often Bring in the $40,000 to $60,000 range Original Illustration Cartoon Newspaper Pen and Ink Drawing
A key late 19C artist, Jimmy James Swinnerton studied at San Francisco School of Design and is an extremely well known artist whose Southwest Landscape paintings often bring in the $40,000 to $60,000 range.
Swinnerton experimented with continuity, this script was originally called the “Naughty Adventures of the Vivacious Mr. Jack”.
We are very proud to present this historical example of the of the cartoonist’s community. Some of Mr. jack’s deeds were considered unsuitable for juvenile readers. Last appearance in Sunday comics 1904, revived in editorial pages 1912 to 1919. This work with Howard exhibition label.
Winning bidder will receive a Certificate of Authenticity with the drawing.
Light toning to outer edges. The state of preservation of these original illustration drawings that are on average over 65 years old is quite exceptional. Very, very few have any creases, tears or losses to the paper and the ink has remained uniformly vivid thanks to the family’s dry flat storage. Given that these were working drawings from which prints were made the expected edge annotations, highlightings, inscriptions, pasted labels, tack holes, staples, glue residues and scattered corrections can be found variously on the examples as illustrated in the photographs. These all add to the authenticity and immediacy of the Wartime newsroom and pressroom atmosphere, serving to reinforce the iconic status of these rare surviving testimonies to the political illustrator’s art. In a few examples additional notations have been made in the description section of the catalogue text for significant damage, however the condition sensitive collector is encouraged to contact our sale expert for additional lot details in advance of the auction date.