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The Darwin club

The Darwin club



Inside a grandly decorated men's club distinguished-looking, elderly gentlemen interact with monkeys. One sits on a mantle, bonding with four monkeys. A monkey smokes a cigar and holds a newspaper with a bag of peanuts at his feet. One monkey, a waiter, brings a drink to a man reading a newspaper. Paintings of monkeys hang on the walls.
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Signed, lower left: Rea / Irvin.
Stamped on verso: Appeared in No. 1690. Dated Mar 18 1915.
The drawing is one from the series, "Clubs We Do Not Care To Join."
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Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1974; (DLC/PP-1974:232.1044)
Published in: Life, March 18, 1915.
Published in: The image of America in caricature & cartoon / Amon Carter Museum of Western Art. Fort Worth : The Museum, 1975, p. 119.
Exhibited: Cartoonists Guild, "The Art in Cartooning," 1975; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, "The Image of America in Caricature & Cartoon," 1976.





Irvin, Rea, 1881-1972, artist


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