About the dealer

About the object

“IONICUS” JOSHUA CHARLES ARMITAGE

(1913-1998)

 

Gentleman of the Road

 

Pen and ink heightened with white

 

12 by 8.5 cm., 4 ¾ by 3 ¼ in.

(mount size 27.5 by  24 cm., 10 ¾ by 9 ½ in.)

 

Joshua Charles Armitage was a popular 20thcentury illustrator and cartoonist working for many magazine and producing numerous book illustrations and cover designs.  He was born in Hoylake, Cheshire and studied at Liverpool School of Art.  He took the pen name Ionicusfor his first cartoon, which was published in Punch, 24 March 1944.  Over the following 40 years he contributed 358 drawings to the magazine.  As a book illustrator he work on over 50 Wodehouse titles.

Stock number

1885