Original Watercolor of Henrik Ibsen and Four of his Heroines.
1925. A humorous cartoon measuring 10 by 8 1/2 inches. Celebrated playwright Henrik Ibsen, shown in caricature with a wild beard and hair, is depicted surrounded by four of his heroines, including Hedda Gabler and Nora from A Doll's House. Not all seem very happy to see him: Hedda points a pistol at Ibsen's back. The caption reads, "Henrik Ibsen besought by certain of his heroines to ameliorate their destinies." Hugh Deane was a Kensington-based artist, known primarily for his work on magazines and periodicals of the 1920s and 30s. Brightly colored, in the style of nineteenth-century watercolors. A few small spots of rubbing to Nora's plaid skirt, else fine. Item #23241