Dec 15, 2022 - Sale 2625

Sale 2625 - Lot 205

Price Realized: $ 281
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600


"The Education of The Prince of Wales."

Editorial cartoon published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch February 1, 1929. Graphite, ink, and wax crayon on paper. 432x356 mm; 17x15 inches, image, on 19x17-inch sheet. Signed "Fitzpatrick" in lower right image, and publisher's label on verso.

The image depicts then Prince Edward of Wales (soon to become the shortest-reigning King and then Duke, following his notorious abdication), who visited poverty-stricken areas throughout Britain and the Empire between 1919 and 1935.

Fitzpatrick won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work; one in 1926 and the other in 1955.