This is a collectable large vintage cartoon by the celebrated British cartoonist, Bill Tidy (as signed lower right with his distinctive signature).
Bill Tidy was born in 1933. He is a British cartoonist, writer and television personality, known chiefly for his comic strips. He was appointed MBE in 2000 for "Services to Journalism".
He is proud of his working-class roots in the North of England, his most abiding cartoon strips, such as the Cloggies and the Fosdyke Saga, have been set in an exaggerated version of that environment. His early works was published in the Daily Sketch and Daily Mirror. He moved to London and formed the British Cartoonists' Association.
This is a large "risque" cartoon by Tidy - it would look great in the office of a relationship councillors or therapist's office waiting room.
The subject is Madame Cou Cous Academy of Advance Sexual Techniques - it is examination time - and the results of the class exam are posted on a sheet of paper outside the classroom. Sadly, one pupil has failed the Oral Section of the test.... oh! I say!
Dimensions: sheet size 49.5 x 60 cm
Anyway, a large original work by Mr Tidy - you can buy works by him of this size with prices ranging from £350 - £450 in specialist galleries.
So fair price for this original pen and ink drawing by this collectable British illustrator.
The drawing is sold unframed and will be posted carefully rolled on a tube. It is in good vintage condition - and will look fabulous with a window mount and simple black frame. The sheet is nice thick and sturdy paper - there is some wee marks to the extreme edges - all of which would be hidden by the new mount. There is a wee light crease to the bottom left corner and a drawing pin hole (someone must have had this pinned up on display) - but apart from that it is excellent vintage condition with no condition issues. A unique work - only one is available.
Postage quoted is for Next Day Special Delivery with UK Royal Mail.