""The Virginian""   Lot no. 2384

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

1948 (Estimated)
10.00" x 8.00"
Pen and Ink on Cardstock
Signed Upper Right, Upper Left and Lower Right



Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1948 ad for `The Virginian` Restaurant at 102 West 50th St near 6th Ave, depicting Washington, Jefferson, Henry and Lee.

On 14.00" x 11.25" cardstock, with images that all measure to 8.00" x 10.00." Includes copy of flyer with Washington portrait and paystub from Blackstone Advertising Agency for $100. Minor edge toning, editorial notations in pencil.

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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.