This is a great find - this hand signed drawing is by Frank Modell - an illustrator for the New Yorker among others He had several comics involving dogs . This one is 7.5X10 framed to 12X14 . The back of the frame is badly done - no paper on it, someone has removed it.. so it could be redone. Handcolored the iillustration strikes home - at least for us.. dressing up the dog --- to go out..
It reads "Whats more important that you don't catch cold or that people laugh at you "... likely something I would say!
I had it hanging for a while here at home, I purchased it at an estate sale several years ago based on content not on the illustrator.
I don't find a market for fake Modell's so I Believe it to be original.
If you need other images just let me know. Frame is metal style - black with matting as seen. Back is foam back with NO paper, I am guessing someone removed it and reused it ..
Franklyn Bruce "Frank" Modell was an American cartoonist who contributed over 1,400 cartoons to The New Yorker during a period of over 50 years from 1946. Franklyn Bruce Modell was born on September 6, 1917 in Philadelphia. Wikipedia
Born: September 6, 1917, Philadelphia, PA
Died: May 27, 2016, Guilford, CT
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