Dec 6, 2005

Gibson could draw anything

Who knows what the meaning of this cartoon is--a tiger going rounds with an elephant? But it's hilarious, isn't it? And masterfully drawn. If a tiger could box, this is how one would look doing it.
I haven't seen too much of Charles Dana Gibson's animal drawings; like most people I'm familiar with his slices of society life and exquisite portraits of feminine beauty. This is from a book in the collection of the Smithsonian.


Nick Sung said...

Wow, that's amazing--
I had no idea he drew this kind of stuff!

thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I bought this drawing at a flea market a few years back. It's been my favorite piece of art I own since.