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    Famous Five Gilzean Cartoon - Is it an original?

    Recently purchased this framed picture on eBay “for a song” just because I liked the look of it.
    I’m aware of Gilzean’s style of drawing and whilst this wasn’t being passed off as one, a wee bit of research since buying it, suggests it may have been sketched by the man himself. My main doubt is there is no signature on the picture and I believe a Gilzean usually added his name in capitals to his work?

    So, my question is to the ‘expert’ collectors on here, do any of you think it’s genuine or merely a print of an original?

    Cheers guys/gals.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/WDQ6ARZccUeb2Kma6


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    Not Gilzeans

    Hello

    I saw this on Ebay as well and I would suggest the paper was overlaid on a "bigger" Harry Gilzean original Drawing, and a "poor" attempt at tracing the image ensued, making a smaller , more compact copy.
    Its actually a very poor attempt at copying Harrys work (something I tried to do for years!!!!), probably by a youngster, looking to do a drawing for his own scrapbook.

    Probably wasnt worth the Postage.
    GGTTH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastThomasSTboy View Post
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    Hello

    I saw this on Ebay as well and I would suggest the paper was overlaid on a "bigger" Harry Gilzean original Drawing, and a "poor" attempt at tracing the image ensued, making a smaller , more compact copy.
    Its actually a very poor attempt at copying Harrys work (something I tried to do for years!!!!), probably by a youngster, looking to do a drawing for his own scrapbook.

    Probably wasnt worth the Postage.
    GGTTH.
    yes, i think thats correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastThomasSTboy View Post
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    Hello

    I saw this on Ebay as well and I would suggest the paper was overlaid on a "bigger" Harry Gilzean original Drawing, and a "poor" attempt at tracing the image ensued, making a smaller , more compact copy.
    Its actually a very poor attempt at copying Harrys work (something I tried to do for years!!!!, probably by a youngster, looking to do a drawing for his own scrapbook.

    Probably wasnt worth the Postage.
    GGTTH.
    Thanks for the confirmation G. Your sage advice always appreciated.

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