"The 1947 Broadway Production of Terence Rattigan's "The Winslow Boy""   Lot no. 2421

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Oct. 29, 1947 (Estimated)
6.50" x 9.00"
Pen and Ink on Cardstock
Signed Lower Right

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the supporting players in 1947 Broadway production of Terence Rattigan`s `The Winslow Boy` at the Empire Theatre. The engaging drama, based on a true incident in Edwardian-era England, was directed by Glen Byam Shaw, starred Frank Allenby & Madge Compton (not shown) and ran 10/29/47 - 05/01/48, for 214 performances. The four depicted are Michael Kingsley, George Benson, Betty Sinclair & Owen Holder in the title role. This drawing appeared in the New York Herald Tribune during the run, includes clipping.

 

This illustration is on 10.00" x 15.00" cardstock with a 6.50" x 9.00" image. Fine condition.



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ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

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.

 

 


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