#9 ALEX GRAHAM 1917-91 ( FRED BASSET CARTOONIST) BRIGGS THE BUTLER - CAR CRASH

An original pen and ink and grey wash cartoon (original artwork for The Tatler in the 1950s/60s) by ALEX GRAHAM. This was his BRIGGS THE BUTLER series which pre-dated his most famous work FRED BASSET.

Alex Graham was born in Glasgow, served in the Argyll & Sutherlands during the War, and in 1945 produced his first comic strip - Wee Hughie. He worked on comic strips for most of his life and in 1963 his creation FRED BASSET for the Daily Mail ensured his fame.

This cartoon shows Briggs and his master in the aftermath of a car accident; the chauffeur looks on while Briggs regains his composure and opens the door of the upside-down car for his master to crawl out. It is signed lower right and has the artist's correction notes here. It has a Tatler & Bystander stamp on the reverse.

Condition is good for commercial artwork of this nature. There is light surface dirt, a few minor blemishes and a couple of small stains. There are printing instructions in pencil on the front. The reverse is a little untidy. T his drawing is ready for mounting and framing.

SIZE: 4 x 11 inches . (unframed)

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