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    Winsor McCay Taxpayer Original Editorial Art (New York Journal-American, c. 1910s). The comic-strip fabulist and animated-cartoon inventor McCay also was one of the most biting editorialists of his day -- handily in a class with the great Thomas Nast. Like Nast, McCay articulated the class-war struggle with savage precision. This fine example contrasts the American ruling class (labeled "Politics") against a backdrop of poverty and a flabbergasted middle class of taxpayers. A striking difference, here, from McCay's dreamlike Little Nemo comics and his animated Gertie the Dinosaur. Ink over graphite on Bristol board, with an image area of 16" x 11". Signed at lower right. Lightly toned and in Excellent condition. Framed to 24" x 19", with minor nicking in the frame.

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