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Howard Cruse Art: COLOR Revolutionary War illustration “Nervis Crossing the Delaware"

Howard Cruse Art: COLOR Revolutionary War illustration “Nervis Crossing the Delaware"
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    Title/date/description:  Untitled, Undated Color Revolutionary War illustration “Nervis Crossing the Delaware"

    We don’t know exactly when this was created or what it was done for, other than its Revolutionary War era theme. Two characters, Nell & Nervis are floating in a polluted Delaware River, with a Red Coat punchline. Great background illustration of George Washington & crew crossing behind them. Howard’s NY address is hand-lettered on the reverse side. Since he and his husband Eddie moved to Western Massachusetts in 2003, this original pre-dates then. Beyond that window we don’t know anything about this piece, other than it’s terrific. 

    17 x 9 inches (43.2 x 22.9 cm). Tempera & Ink on heavy Bristol board. Small pieces of tape in upper corners. Excellent condition.

    Warranted to be authentic and from the estate of Howard Cruse, which the DKAA agency exclusively represents.

    Further reference
    Howard Cruse (1944-2019) was an American cartoonist best known for humor and gay themes. First coming to attention in the 1970s during the underground comix movement with Barefootz, he was the founding editor of Gay Comix in 1980, created the gay-themed strip Wendel during the 1980s, and he reached a more mainstream audience in 1995 with his masterwork Stuck Rubber Baby (published in an anniversary edition in 2020 by First Second).

    We have art from Cruse’s full career. If you don’t see what you’re looking for in this web gallery, contact us at and we can tell you if what you seek is in our larger inventory.

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