Saturday, June 9, 2018

Helen E. Hokinson: The Treasurer's Report

Tuesday's auction of original illustration art at Swann Galleries included this 1938 gem from the New Yorker by Helen E. Hokinson. Here one of her club ladies explains why she can't fulfill her official responsibility at this meeting. The speaker is made to stand out by virtue of her being the standing figure closest to the foreground. She is also readily distinguished by the dark shades in her outfit, as distinct from most of the other club members.

"I'm sorry, Madam President, there won't be any treasurer's
report this month because we have a deficit."

Helen E. Hokinson
Original art
The New Yorker, January 29, 1938, page 16

Helen E. Hokinson
Swann Galleries Sale 2480, Illustration Art, June 5, 2018, Lot 246
Hammer Price



"I'm sorry, Madam President, there won't be any treasurer's report this month
because we have a deficit."

Helen E. Hokinson
The New Yorker, January 29, 1938, page 16

"I'm sorry, Madam President, there won't be any treasurer's report this month
because we have a deficit."

Helen E. Hokinson
Original art
The New Yorker, January 29, 1938, page 16

Cartoon by Helen E. Hokinson and spot drawing by Victor De Pauw


Note:  Submissions of original art by Helen Hokinson and other New Yorker cartoonists are welcomed here at Attempted Bloggery provided you don't go into debt.

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