EDGAR NORFIELD (1895 – 1977): An original vintage illustration of a boxer, circa 1950s

Edgar Norfield (1895 – 1977): An original vintage illustration of a boxer, entitled ‘Sports & Socials’, circa 1950s.

The painting is in black and red ink on paper. This illustration was possibly produced for Punch magazine or similar publication. Inscribed by the artist in pencil with the work title.

Dimensions: 25cm high x 17cm wide

Condition report: Overall very good condition – Minor handling creases, three pinholes to top edge – displays very well.

The Artist

Edgar Norfield (1895 – 1977) was a British illustrator, cartoonist and painter. Originally born in Cambridge, he studied at the Cambridge School of Art and later Hassall School of Art in London. During his career Norfield, produced amusing and slightly risqué drawings for a number of magazines including Punch and Men Only. He frequently worked as an illustrator of both adult and childrens literature some of his most recognisable works are  worked included in books by Reginald Arkell, C.R. Benstead and Paul Gallico.

To watch Edgar Norfield at work for Punch see this British Pathe film:

https://www.britishpathe.com/video/edgar-norfield-issue-title-sign-please

This Edgar Norfield boxer illustration is one of a number of works by the artist included in our store. See EDGAR NORFIELD (1895 – 1977): An original satirical political cartoon relating to the Soviet Union captioned “Red Caviare – Red Caviare! – I Wonder If That Has Any Political Significance General?”, 1939

Dimensions: 25cm high x 17cm wide

Price: £65

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Condition Report: Overall very good condition – Minor handling creases, three pinholes to top edge - displays very well. 

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