"Caricature for "Mister Ed""   Lot no. 2234

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

1961 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen & Ink, Watercolor Paper Overlay on Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for CBS-TV`s for the sitcom with a lot of horse sense, `Mister Ed` with Alan Young & Connie Hines. The series started out in first-run syndication on Jan 5, 1961, where it was a breakout hit before CBS picked it up for its network run, Oct 1, 1961-Feb 6, 1966. This layout was for the New York Journal-American TView Section, date ca Spring-Fall 1961.

This piece is on 14.75" x 22.00" illustration board with an image that measures to 9.50" x 14.00." Soiling, tears and losses to overlays, editorial notations.

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From the dawn of TV, from 1937 to 1967, George Wachsteter (1911 - 2004) was a prominent in-demand American illustrator and caricaturist. Next to Al Hirschfeld, Wachsteter was one of the most visible American theatrical caricaturists at the time. He produced theatrical, radio, television and film related images for the 3 major radio and television networks, NBC, CBS and ABC. Wachsteter's humorous and elegant line drawings were seen displayed in almost every American living room through the syndicated TV View guide, and prominently placed in most major newspapers, including the Times, Herald Tribune, New York Journal American, and New York World-Telegram. A gradual loss of his vision ended his career prematurely in the late 1960s.