Original signed pen and ink of a couple in a roadster with cupid riding in the rumble seat, circa 1920's. This charming pen and ink is signed Ethel Weaver in the lower right corner. The paper is a dark cream color. The drawing shows a handsome man driving with his dolled up girlfriend who is dressed to go out on the town with a feather in her cap, fur collar, fur cuffs and a fur muff. The man's concern is with speed and not fashion as her dress is flowing out the side of the speeding car.
But this is no ordinary car, it is a roadster. Roadsters were open cars with only two main seats and sometimes a fold out rumble seat in the trunk. This is an early roadster because it has no car doors and no windshield to protect the riders from the elements, which is why she has to wear her coat and muff. The term roadster was originally used for a traveling horse but was borrowed by the society of automobile engineers in 1916 to define these speedy streamlined two seat cars which we now call sports cars. This pair is speeding along whipping up clouds of dust. Cupid looks merrily on from his position in the rumble seat and I think she'll need his help to capture the love of her speedy amore.
Medium: Original Pen and Ink
Size: Approximately 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches
Signed: Ethel Weaver lower right side
Condition: Bright, very little fading, was never framed and appeared to be kept in a drawer. No tears, marks or repairs. Please see photos.
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