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

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. The cartoon includes two gentlemen consulting a restaurant menu. The drawing was possibly created for Punch magazine or similar publication.

The work is in ink, wash and pencil on paper mounted on board, with original tracing paper overlay, signed by the artist to lower left artwork. Numbered in ink 002475, the reverse date stamped 26 Jun 1939.

Dimensions: height 37.75cm x width 27.5cm

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 further drawings similar to this Edgar Norfield Red Caviare design see

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

Dimensions: Height 37.75cm x width 27.5cm

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Condition Report: Overall very good condition, some rounding to corners, and surface discolouration, tracing paper with minor folds and tears.

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