An original 1957 pen & ink drawing, R.J. Rice Cartoon, East Anglian Magazine.
An amusing and wonderfully characterful pen and ink cartoon, with watercolour wash. The drawing was reproduced in a March 1957 edition of East Anglian Magazine, illustrating "The East Anglian and his Humour": "No, you don't have to tell them your age- you only have to put the date of your birth."
In good condition for its age.
13.9cm x 18.8cm.
This work forms part of a collection of illustrations associated with East Anglian Magazine from the 1950s. The drawings are by a variety of hands and the quality is exceptionally high – including works by esteemed draughtsmen Paul Hogarth and Andrew Dodds.
East Anglian Magazine was published monthly in Ipswich between 1935 and 1982, was an eclectic collection of stories, illustrations and old photographs relating to the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
The majority of the drawings were reproduced in in this magazine, and by virtue of this they all share a quirky, English appeal – often slightly humorous or oddball, depicting local personalities and customs, or illustrating amusing anecdotes or intriguing scenes from local history.