It is reproduced from one of McGill’s famous seaside postcards and depicts a rotund gent displaying an equally rotund derrière whilst trying to touch his toes .
The caption reads “It’s a hard job to touch your toes, but you see I’m sticking it out”
Donald Fraser Gould McGill was an English graphic artist whose name has become synonymous with a whole genre of saucy seaside postcards that were sold mostly in small shops in British coastal towns.
His cards feature an array of attractive young women, fat old ladies, drunken middle-aged men, honeymoon couples and vicars. He has been called 'the king of the saucy postcard', and his work is collected and appreciated for his artistic skill, its power of social observation and earthy sense of humour.
Height 9.5cm Width (inc. handle) 12.5cm Diameter 8.5cm