Pen-and-ink illustration for “Puck” magazine, depicting two young women talking to a dandy at a picnic.
Ehrhart, Samuel D.
June 13, 1891.
10-3/4 x 14-1/2 inches. Fine. Signed by the artist. Item #227266
Puck Magazine was established in 1876 by Joseph Keppler, a former cartoonist for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated. Originally a German-language magazine, an English version appeared in 1877. The drawing on the front page of Puck and the double-spread in the middle were political in character, while the one on the back cover usually dealt with social issues. Joseph Keppler had traditional views on the role of women and never tired of poking fun at those involved in the campaign for women's suffrage. Nor did he show much sympathy for the emerging trade union movement.
The magazine was purchased by the Hearst organization in 1917, and closed the following year.