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SEÑOR WENCES - SELF-CARICATURE SIGNED - HFSID 208201

SEÑOR WENCES. Self-caricature signed: "Señor Wences" on verso. He has made an ink drawing, shaded with red pencil, of a human face with what appears to be a lighted candle extending from his nose, an apparent parody of his juggling act. Signature on verso is within an ornate, printed frame.

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SEÑOR WENCES. Self-caricature signed: "Señor Wences" on verso. He has made an ink drawing, shaded with red pencil, of a human face with what appears to be a lighted candle extending from his nose, an apparent parody of his juggling act. Signature on verso is within an ornate, printed frame. Below drawing is a pencil caption of his name (unknown hand). Spanish-born ventriloquist Wenceslao Moreno (1896-1999), who was known as Senor Weñces, had found fame as a matador before he gained popularity in the U.S. after frequent appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. His famous characters included Johnny, a child-like face drawn on Weñces' hand and then placed atop a headless doll, and Pedro, a disembodied head in a box, who would utter Weñces' signature line, "s'alright". His act included juggling and plate twirling - complete with heckling from Johnny and Pedro. Fine condition.

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