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(VICTORIA v. QUEENSLAND 1961-62) - (WELLS, Sam).

A sheet of card bearing a series of original pen and ink caricature drawings, by Sam Wells in 1961, signed by the artist.

Size 29cms x 26.5cms. Margins extra.
Captioned in pencil: "From Qland's Cricket Who's Zoo." Produced during the match played between Victoria and Queensland, at Melbourne Cricket Ground, 7th-11th January 1961. With caricatures of the Queensland cricketers. These include Peter Burge, illustrated as a bison, Jack McLaughlin illustrated as a flying bat, and Tom Vievers illustrated as a schoolmaster. Inset is a caricature of Bill Lawry headed 'Welcome Back Bill - Our Hero - "Our New Bradman" v. NSW 266. v. Q. 66' Sam Wells (1885-1972) was a popular sporting and political cartoonist who worked predominantly for the Melbourne 'Age' between the 1930s and 1960s. He drew the major sporting cartoons of the time, and his work appeared every Monday in the sports column for over 25 years.
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A sheet of card bearing a series of original pen and ink caricature drawings, by Sam Wells in 1961, signed by the artist.