Fine Art, Lobster Pulling Gnome’s Tooth, Antique Drawing, 1908
Lobster Pulling Gnome’s Tooth
Pencil on paper, mounted into beveled mat, as issued
Signed in ink and dated in pencil, verso
3 x 6 inches, matted image
9.25 x 12.25 inches, mat
Comical fantasy illustration of a gnome having its tooth extracted by a lobster performing the role of “dentist.” Another gnome assists by holding him steady, while a toad watches from a patch of a mushrooms. A jewel rests on the ground, fallen from the hand of the patient.
German text on verso apparently dedicates the image from the artist to his dentist, Dr. T. Klauber.
Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall toning. Mounted within mat, as issued.