EDGAR NORFIELD (1895 – 1977): An original humorous drawing featuring a Picasso inspired design entitled “All My Own Work”, 1946

Edgar Norfield (1895 – 1977): An original humorous drawing featuring a Picasso inspired design entitled “All My Own Work”, 1946. The caricature includes a series of Picasso inspired paintings and an artist in a pose copying them. The drawing was possibly created for Punch magazine or similar publication.

The work is in ink and pencil on paper mounted on board, signed by the artist to lower left corner. Numbered in pencil 07640, the reverse dated 6 May 1946.

Dimensions: 26.75cm wide x 18.75cm high.

 

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 a book illustrator for adult and children’s literature. Some of his most recognisable works are 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

For additional works similar to this Edgar Norfield Picasso inspired design see

EDGAR NORFIELD (1895 – 1977): An original humorous 1940s caricature featuring a robot captioned “I’m afraid the Professors Will is going to be rather a shock to most of you”

 

Dimensions: 26.75cm wide x 18.75cm high.

Price: £110

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Condition Report: Overall good condition, some surface dirt/ staining, rounding to corners and separation from board.

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