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A Hurried Courtship by John Hassall
A Hurried Courtship - Perfect Strangers Meet He: Ain't that a swagger marriage? She: Don't I wish it were moine! He: Don't I wish it were moine! She: Don't I jes wish it were both ours. Two people watching a wedding get swept up in the romance of it all. An early, possibly the earliest, example of a published humorous drawing by the artist John Hassall (1868-1948), in The Sketch, 17 January 1894. Hassall had just completed three years of art training and although he would exhibit two oil paintings at the Royal Academy in 1894, he began to contribute pictures to illustrate magazines in order to secure a regular income. The Sketch was the first magazine to publish his work. Two years later, Hassall would begin designing posters, and was so successful would eventually be hailed as The Poster King'. He continued to contribute drawings and front cover designs to a wide range of news stand titles. Date: 1894
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