EDGAR NORFIELD (1895 – 1977): An original illustration artwork of Venice and a gondolier, circa 1950s

Edgar Norfield (1895 – 1977): An original artwork, the design featuring a humorous caricature of Venice and a gondolier. The painting possibly created for a book illustration, Punch magazine or similar publication, circa 1950s.

This original artwork is in gouache, ink and pencil on coloured paper mounted on board, signed by the artist to lower left. With original tracing paper overlay, the reverse with a series of small partial sketches

Dimensions: height 37.75cm x width 26.5cm


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:


For further Edgar Norfield illustrations see EDGAR NORFIELD (1895 – 1977): An original satirical cartoon relating to the Coronation captioned “No dear, it will all happen in that place at the back”, circa 1950s

Dimensions: 37.75cm x width 26.5cm


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Condition Report: In overall very good condition.

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