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    Sidney Smith The Gumps Inscribed Sketch Original Art (c. 1920s). "I'm gonna stand up ... straighter than Andy Gump," sang the blues diva Bessie Smith on a 1933 recording. No cartoon character stood as ramrod-straight as Andy Gump, star player in Smith's The Gumps, which made the cartoonist wealthy and influenced the popular culture-at-large as a hit comic strip from 1917 into 1959. Smith is at his spontaneous best in this delightful sketch, in which Gump toasts a friend, with a personalized inscription. Ink on bond paper. Image area, 5.25" x 8.25", framed to 9" x 12.5". Moderate age-toning, with light adhesive staining showing through from reverse. Very Good condition.

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    December, 2017
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