Classical composers knees-up party!
By me using a pseudonym Alex D East, at the time – I had done many sketches with this name.
Black ink onto Bristol board A1 landscape.
This was a commission that never happened, way back in 1999, an esoteric hi-fi shop in London asked me to do this detailed work – then let me down as the manager who gave me the work got booted out, hence this highly researched piece of cartooning remains in my possession.
The full A1 original is below….
Many MANY hours of research went into this, I hired as many books on the composers as I could from my local library, and many of the more obscure characters are extremely hard to find in portrait form.
The main picture here is taken from a photo that was taken while the cartoon was in protective film, so it was not the best shot of it, I will update the main photo very soon as its tricky to scan.
I put a filter on it to make it easier to see but it really wants re taking, but its raining here at the moment and I need to photo it outside in natural light, so for now this is the only version.
The real thing is crystal clear.
This was from a SET of composers that I did A4 in ink, I did 10 individual caricatures that the shop in London purchased in 1999, I will scan some of those and post them HERE at a later date.
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This work is FOR SALE – £200.