Framed Original Hand-Colored CARTOON from PUNCH Magazine
“THE WARDEN OF EMPIRE”
Punch Magazine [London]
(8 x 10 inches) (Framed: 13 x 16 inches)
Item Number: 209899
Winston Churchill became Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports in 1941, a post he held until his death in 1965.
This hand-colored original cartoon from Punch magazine, magazine, dated May 16, 1945, reprints a cartoon that first ran on October 1, 1941 (as the sub-caption notes), just after Churchill’s appointment.
The artist, E.H. Shepard, was best known for illustrating A.A. Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh” books, but he also contributed political cartoons to Punch for nearly fifty years.
The cartoon (8 x 10 inches) is matted and superbly framed in a hand-stenciled, gilt-edged, wood frame (13 x 16 inches overall).