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| Italian music hall and variety performer, known as the "Lightning Cartoonist".
For a man as popular as Van Dock, featuring as he did on countless variety bills, very little biographical information of any kind is available on the Internet. But his appearance in a 1933 British Pathe short shows how big a star he was at the time.
This is a very fine 5.75" x 3.75", signed in brown ink by Van Dock while appearing at the Ardwick Empire in Manchester in August 1920. The cartoonist has also added a superb self-caricature. In very good condition.