30. William Cotton

30. William Cotton

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William Cotton (1882-1958)

Policeman catches an infringer of traffic rules.

Magazine cover, The New Yorker, May 1, 1943;

Pastel, 14.5 x 10.5" signed lower right.
Very good condition; matted and framed.

Some of the best New Yorker covers deal with the clashes between opposing aspects of New York culture, and this is one of those. 

Inscribed to “Bobby” the son of the agent who got Cotton's Broadway play (“The Bride the Sun Shines On”) produced, into whose hands this work passed.

(Entry and authentication by Roger T. Reed)