Item #CL192-110 County Fair. Frank Nankivell, Aust./American.
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County Fair

c1920s. Soft-ground etching, sepia ink, titled, signed and annotated “soft ground” in pencil in lower margin, 22.7 x 30.1cm. Minor creases to margins, old mount burn.

Castlemaine-born Frank Arthur Nankivell was an artist, printmaker and political cartoonist. He studied art in Australia before travelling to Japan and working as a cartoonist in Tokyo. There he became acquainted with Rakuten Kitazawa (father of the Japanese comic art now known as manga). Nankivell left Japan in 1894 to study art in San Francisco, and then went to New York, working as an illustrator. During the 1910s and 1920s his work was published in a number of magazines including “Puck”, America’s first successful humour magazine. His work is held in The Smithsonian. Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL192-110

Price (AUD): $1,350.00  other currencies

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