Lot of 2 World War I cartoons, each signed by "G. Valentine," including:
ink and watercolor
signed l.l., With the compliments of the Artist, G. Valentine, inscribed top in pencil, Nothing Doing, inscribed lower right in pencil, Hun efforts to Cajole the Russian Bear meets with no success.
framed, 14 x 10 in. (sight)
Depicts fierce bear wearing military cap atop large tree limb growling at German soldier hanging onto the end of the limb, raising a flag that reads, "German Wants."
ink on paper
signed l.l., With the Artist's compliments, G. Valentine, inscribed top left, Holding Her Breath, inscribed bottom, "If the British break through, the whole of the Western Front will give way." — The "Leipsig Nachreichlen."
framed, 13.5 x 10 in. (sight)
Depicts bewildered German soldier struggling to secure a hole in a wall through which enemies are trying to break through. On the wall a sign reads, "Western Front," and in the left background a large, oddly dressed woman surrounded by clouds watches the scene with an indignant look on her face.
Provenance:The Alan Culpin Collection of World War I Art
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