page size is 22 x 27cms. Lawson Wood (1878-1957) was a one man industry in creating and capitalsing upon his characterisations. At one time in his life he had a factory making wooden toys based on them. His work was extremely popular in America and his example served as a sort of exemplar for the Americans of what constituted British humour.

The MonkeYs were his major creation, and Gran'Pop an irascible ape, the central character. His characterisation is sharp and beautifully drawn, artful against these superb matte backgrounds which best show off his control of contour and constant comic invention.

PRE-HISTORIC LIFE, ILLUSTRATED 1940

NURSERY RHYMES