ORIGINAL DRAWING OF G.K. CHESTERTON, BY LONDON CARICATURIST, L.J. BINNS, BOLDLY SIGNED BY THEM BOTH
CHESTERTON, G.[ilbert] K.[ieth] (1874-1936). English writer and author; one of the dominating figures of the London literary scene in the early 20th century. Original octavo caricature of Chesterton, drawn on heavy artists board, and boldly Signed, “G.K. Chesterton” under his image. He is depicted in a full face, ½ length pose, seated and reading some papers while smoking a cigarette. Also signed by the caricaturist, “L.J. Binns.” Mounting traces on verso.
L. J. BINNS (1861?-1936?). Noted caricaturist working after the turn of the 20th century in England; drew caricatures of British personalities, mainly from the worlds of theater and politics; Binns had associations with two predominant caricaturists of this period, Sir Francis Carruthers Gould and Harry Furniss; His work is held in major collections at the NY Public Library, V&A Museum, London, and Harvard University, amongst many others. Binns original drawings are scarce commodities in the marketplace, and those signed by the sitter are even more so, and highly desirable.