32. Dorothy McKay
Waiter telling off guest at garden party.
“Just grab one, madam, and cut out the twittering!”
Magazine cartoon, Esquire, September 25, 1937;
Brush and ink with graphite, 13 x 11" signed lower left.
Very good condition overall: light surface grime; archivally matted but not framed.
McKay was the first female cartoonist to work for Esquire, considered a bastion of maleness, and in the very beginning (1934), she was even discouraged from signing her work with her first name.
Note in margin reads: “Idea — Walter Schmidt”. Usually McKay wrote her own gag lines, but this one must have been submitted by a friend or a reader.