Longtime “Washington Star” cartoonist Gib Crockett created memorable art for U.S. Naval Academy football programs from 1944-84. Presented is the oil on board original painting for the 11/11/72 Navy vs. Pitt program cover. Measuring 17x22 this handsome creation is an excellent representation of the humorous taunting typical to college football of the period. Depicted is a Navy Midshipman dragging a wailing panther down a pier, suggesting the cat and Pitts’ chances are headed for the drink. Also included is a copy of the related program (NM). More on our website.
Signed by the artist at lower left this piece bears authentic cropping mark notations at several points on the periphery approximately a 1/2” to 1” from the edge. These marks would easily be covered by an appropriate frame. Interestingly Mr. Crockett is reported to have been a descendant of pioneer Davey Crockett.
This original piece of art is new to the market and has been in storage since its creation. The accompanying copy of the program is an uncirculated example.