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Spareribs and Gravy. "I've got a scheme to square...

Spareribs and Gravy. "I've got a scheme to square ourselves with the king" Eight-frame comic strip. Spareribs comes up with a scheme to appease an African king. He dresses Gravy up in a bearskin he h ... show more

Spareribs and Gravy. "I've got a scheme to square ourselves with the king"
1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with scraping out on bristol board ; 47.0 x 46.9 cm. (sheet)
Eight-frame comic strip. Spareribs comes up with a scheme to appease an African king. He dresses Gravy up in a bearskin he has stolen from the palace. Spareribs pretends that he has acquired a dancing bear, which pleases the king. He tells Spareribs to put Gravy in the cage with other bears, but Gravy resists. Spareribs pulls so hard on Gravy's leash, that the head comes off the bear costume. The king has Spareribs and Gravy put into chains.
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  • Signed, lower left, eighth frame: G. McManus.
  • Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1974; (DLC/PP-1974:232.1428)
  • Published in: New York World, Aug. 4, 1912.
  • Exhibited: University of Maryland, "The Art of the comic Strip," 1971; Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, "The Art of the Comic Strip," 1972-1974.
  • Cartoon Drawings: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon
  • Bears--1910-1920.
  • Costumes--1910-1920.
  • Explorers--American--Africa--1910-1920.
  • Kings--Africa--1910-1920.
  • Comics--American--1910-1920.
  • Drawings--American--1910-1920.
  • Periodical illustrations--American--1910-1920.
Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature & cartoon (Library of Congress)
McManus, George, 1884-1954, artist

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