“Smith’s Weekly” (a) “Are You The Pea Soup?” and (b) “Youse Can All Clear Out Now”. Joe Jonsson, Aust.
“Smith’s Weekly” (a) “Are You The Pea Soup?” and (b) “Youse Can All Clear Out Now”
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“Smith’s Weekly” (a) “Are You The Pea Soup?” and (b) “Youse Can All Clear Out Now”

c1940s. Pair of cover illustrations in pen and ink with watercolour, captioned in pencil in lower margin, 32.1 x 37.2cm (approx. each). Soiling, slight creases and foxing overall, pinholes to margins.

Nils Josef (Joe) Jonsson was an Australian cartoonist born in Halmstad, Sweden. At age 18 he went to sea for nine years, painting in his spare time. In 1915 he “jumped ship” in New Zealand where he worked for a while, then in Australia, finally settling down in Sydney where he studied painting full-time from 1918 to 1920 at the studio of John S. Watkins (1866-1942), becoming an instructor himself within a year. He worked as cartoonist with Smith’s Weekly (a tabloid newspaper) from 1924 to 1950 when it closed; the last artist still on staff. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL169-135

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  other currencies

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