'These New Glasses Magnify Wonderfully' [pencil mss.]
Ink, crayon and watercolour with white bodycolour, on card. Image 456 x 323mm.
A short-sighted golfer is about to put off the green and into a bomb crater, as his playing partner looks on with concern. W Lindsay Cable was a famous children's illustrator, predominantly working in the 1940's for famous publishers such as Blackie and Son, Wells, Gardner, Darton & Co, and working for Punch magazine for several years. He was an accomplished artist. Cable illustrated all of Enid Blyton's St Clares series as well as The Naughtiest Girl in the School and The Secret of Cliff Castle. He also illustrated several books by Rita Coatts including Ghosts at Stark Hall, The Ghost at Beeches, Jane Sets Out, The Silent House and The House With Dark Corners. He illustrated a later version of Robinson Crusoe and Little Pilgrim's Progress by Helen L Taylor. A famous (and controversial) work by Cable was his portrayal of Ahmad and Johnny in the booklets of the same name, which were British propaganda pamphlets distributed in Egypt.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7805] £450.00