EDGAR NORFIELD (1895 – 1977): An original illustration artwork with risqué theme captioned “My husband is always threatening to have me watched”, circa 1940s

Edgar Norfield (1895 – 1977): An original artwork with risqué theme captioned “My husband is always threatening to have me watched”, circa 1940s. The humorous illustration depicts two ladies in bikinis in front of a group of service men.

The drawing was possibly created for a book illustration, Punch magazine, Men Only magazine or similar publication.

The artwork is in gouache, ink and pencil on paper mounted on board, initialled by the artist to lower right artwork.

Dimensions: height 36.5cm x width 26.75cm

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 works by the artist included in our store 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: Height 36.5cm x width 26.75cm

Price: £145

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Condition Report: In overall very good condition, some surface marks/ surface dirt.

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