Original Gag Cartoon Pencil Sketch
A larger than usual cartoon sketch, approximately 13 1/2 x 17 1/2”; matted, framed and glazed. The cartoon depicts the shop window of “Henry Grey: Mortician” below which are displayed testimonials from satisfied customers (i.e.: ”To Hank, I’ll be seein ya pal...). Signed in pencil and noted “Final 17 Aug 56.” Addams employed mortician storefronts in several of his cartoons. This example was probably the last of his pencil sketches for this piece, the notation “Final” likely referred to approval to complete it in pen, ink and wash for publication.
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