Votes for Women: Laying the Corner Stone of the New Millennium
FEARON, Percy Hutton "Poy"
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Original pen and ink illustratioil; 285 x 225 mm. Label to verso reads, "In 1927 women in Britain were accorded by Parliament equal political rights with men, and won the so-called "Flapper Vote." Signed Poy. Fearon sees the massive corner stone of this new age being laid by Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, and Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Home Secretary, upon the tethered body of the male electorate. Percy Hutton Fearon (1874–1948) was a British cartoonist who worked for the Evening News and the Daily Mail, where he drew under the pseudonym "Poy". He was born in Shanghai and attended art school in New York. He began his career drawing cartoons for Judy (a British satirical magazine) before joining the Manchester Evening Chronicle in 1905. He then drew for the Sunday Chronicle and the Daily Dispatch before joining the Evening News in 1913, where he would remain until 1935. From 1935 until his retirement in 1938 he drew for the Daily Mail. During his 34-year career he drew 10,000 cartoons and his characters included "John Citizen", "Cuthbert" (a First World War conscientious objector), "Dilly" and "Dally", and "Dora". Fine, remnants of tape to verso, tiny pinholes to corners.