• Children's Books, Original Ill auction at Christies

    Sale 5950

    Children's Books, Original Illustrations and Vintage Film Posters

    10 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 60

    Sir John Bernard Partridge, R.I. (1861-1945)

    'And now?' (recto); with an unfinished sketch for 'The World's Worst Worker' (verso)

    Price Realised  

    Sir John Bernard Partridge, R.I. (1861-1945)
    'And now?' (recto); with an unfinished sketch for 'The World's Worst Worker' (verso)
    signed with initials (lower right) and inscribed '-And now? Mr Punch: Pardon my intruding on your triumph, but what we'd all like to know is-what are you going to do next."' (lower centre) and dated by a different hand '1 July 1936' (lower right) and variously inscribed throughout
    pen and black ink, unframed
    15 1/8 x 11 3/8 in. (38.4 x 31.5 cm.); together with Four further pen and ink drawings for Punch by the same hand, all signed and dated, and all unframed (5)


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    Provenance

    Probably acquired by the 3rd Earl of Bewdley in the 1960s.