"Duke of Windsor (formerly King Edward VIII), circa 1939"   Lot no. 2344

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

1939 (Estimated)
22.00" x 15.00"
Watercolor and Charcoal on Board



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of the Duke of Windsor, (formerly King Edward VIII), circa 1939, the time of his abdication. Done in GW`s early style, by erasure from a dark field, for unknown publication.

 On illustration board that measures to 22.00" x 15.00". Minor toning, edge chips.

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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.