Original Arthur Watts Naval Cartoon for Punch Magazine
Original Arthur Watts (signed front and back) illustration in pen and pencil. Including descriptive comments and illustrations by Arthur Watts (1883–1935).
Most likely one of this earlier works for the English magazine Punch.
The front is signed in pen... Watts 16 —.
Presented in a period ebonised frame, will arrive ready to hang.
Watts comments above main illustration
The King’s Regulations and Admiralty Instruction Illustrated (or is that too long). The K R and A I illustrated...
Watts text below main illustration
Navigating Officer’s Duties “ He is to inform the captain whenever stores or provisions of any description appear to him to be defective in quality or quantity !!
Signed on the reverse in pencil
Lieut. Arthur Watts ML 239 c/o RN mail office Dover.
Making reference to his rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in December 1915.
ML 239 makes reference to the motor launch he commanded which played a distinguished part in the combined operation known as the Zeebrugge Raid. Watts was awarded the Distinguished Service Order as an acting lieutenant-commander on 27 August 1918.