1906 Print Charles Dana Gibson Crooked Tale Jail Cell Prisoner Satire Drawing
"There was a crooked man, / Who made a crooked deal, / And got a crooked fortune / By a very crooked steal; / He had a crooked wife, / With a very crooked name, / And now they live apart / In very crooked fame." This is an original 1906 halftone print of a drawing by Charles Dana Gibson. The drawing has a copyright date of 1902 by Life Publishing Co. (Please note that, typical of halftone prints, there is printing on the reverse.)
This 105+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears.
- Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
- Grade: Very Fine +++
- Dimensions: Approximately 16.5 x 11 inches; 42 x 28 cm
- Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
- Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Period Paper is pleased to offer an amusing collection of the satirical drawings of American artist, Charles Dana Gibson. With pen and ink Gibson cleverly exposes the faults and foibles of late Victorian / early Edwardian American high society. Following the adventures of his idealized feminine character, the"Gibson Girl," his exploration of the behaviors, attitudes and mores of the early twentieth century still delight and amuse us today.
This piece was illustrated by Gibson, Charles Dana. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.
Charles Dana Gibson
(1867-1944) Charles Dana Gibson was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts and was one of the best known of the turn-of-the-century illustrators. His drawings of the beautiful, high society woman--the "Gibson Girl," are perhaps the most recognizable images of the time. He was a master of pen and ink and did much of his work for Life, and Collier�s magazines.