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Forrest, Bob

New Wethered (1890-1964). Bob Forrest. Manchester : [Bob Forrest], 2021. 18 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates, 30 cm.
Rubaiyat Artists No. 17.

A study of “The Australian Omar Khayyam” – ten highly original and intriguing cartoons by the too–little–known, self–taught artist Ned Wethered, in which a hard–drinking Omar is transplanted into the early 20th century land of swagmen, accompanied everywhere by a lobster... Published by Gilmour’s Bookshop, Sydney, in 1926, it makes a refreshing change from contemporary editions illustrated by the likes of Gilbert James, Frank Brangwyn, and Willy Pogany.

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