(1913 - 1998)

The Ladies Man

£220.00

269979 Category:

Height: 16cm

Width: 8cm

Country: United Kingdom

Medium: Pen and ink heightened with white, unframed, in conservation mount only

Full Description

“IONICUS”� JOSHUA CHARLES ARMITAGE (1913-1998) The Ladies’ Man Signed Pen and ink heightened with white, unframed, in conservation mount 16 by 8 cm., 6 by 3 in. (mount size 32 by 23 cm., 12 by 9 in.) Joshua Charles Armitage was a popular 20th century illustrator and cartoonist working for many magazine and producing numerous book illustrations and cover designs. He was born in Hoylake, Cheshire and studied at Liverpool School of Art. He took the pen name Ionicus for his first cartoon, which was published in Punch, 24 March 1944. Over the following 40 years he contributed 358 drawings to the magazine. As a book illustrator he work on over 50 Wodehouse titles.