W.C Fields Canvas Print
William Claude Dukenfield (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946), better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler, and writer. Fields' comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist, who remained a sympathetic character despite his supposed contempt for children and dogs.
WC Fields was the eldest of five children born to Cockney immigrant James Dukenfield and Philadelphia native Kate Felton. He went to school for four years, then quit to work with his father selling vegetables from a horse cart. At eleven, after many fights with his alcoholic father (who hit him on the head with a shovel), he ran away from home. For a while he lived in a hole in the ground, depending on stolen food and clothing. He was often beaten and spent nights in jail. His first regular job was delivering ice. By age thirteen he was a skilled pool player and juggler. It was then, at an amusement park in Norristown PA, that he was first hired as an entertainer.
✨ WC Fields Trade Marks
★ Portrayed rather pessimistic, aggressive and suspicious-natured men
★ Fondness of alcohol
★ His character was dogged by his wife
★ Voluptuous figure
★ Remembered for his hatred of children, (but did in fact frequently possess great fatherly affection for his son.)
Pictured on a 15¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Performing Arts and Artists series, issued 29 January 1980
The lawyer Larsen E. Pettifogger in the comic strip "Wizard of Id" is drawn to look like him.
Stopped drinking for over a year during his career, when a friend died of alcohol-related causes, but eventually went back to it.
Has a medical syndrome named after him--"W.C. Fields syndrome", characterized by rhinophyma (rosacea of the nose) associated with alcoholism.
Appears on sleeve of The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
Rock-and-roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis has said on several occasions that Fields is his favorite comedian.
✨ WC Fields Quotes:
"Twas a woman drove me to drink. I never had the courtesy to thank her."
"Horse sense is what a horse has which keeps it from betting on people."
"Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water."
CANVAS PRINT & SHIPPING INFO
This listing is for a canvas print of various sizes, medium 8 x 10, 12 x 16, 16 x 20, 18 x 24, 24 x 32 inches. Choose your size :-).
This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful canvas possible.
All images used have been retouched to remove any major imperfections and then enhanced for digital printing.
The images are of the highest quality and 300 dpi.
This is a reprint, printed on high quality artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas.
The canvas would look great on your wall, or as a present.
★ Beautiful canvas prints, printed on state of the art printers
★ Shipped from the UK for UK customers. We have a distribution center in the UK, mainly using Royal Mail, FEDex or UPS
★ Shipped from the USA for USA customers. We have distribution centers in the USA too, mainly using FEDex, UPS or DHL
★ Shipped from the EU for EU customers. We have a distribution centers Germany, France and other EU states
★ Shipped from AU & NZ for asia pacific customers
★ Canvas frames are made of FSC certified wood.
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Mounting kit included, ready to hang
★ Artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas
Canvas prints are carefully packaged with strong edges to protect the items. We also wrap the items in bubble wrap or kraft paper for additional protection.