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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionThe Dearth of great personalities
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date30 Oct 1928
FormatArtwork
Size32.3 x 48.1cm
TechniqueBlack ink
Embedded text or transcriptVisitor: "Look here Low, be fair! Why not give Jix and Winston a rest and touch up some of the other members of the government for a change?"
Low: "You do not understand. The others are of no consequence whatever ... That person at the Board of Trade, for instance, with all the names and you can't remember one of 'em."
Just look at what Santa Claus has sent to the India Office to fill Burstinghead's place. A still-life moustache study.
The Lord Chancellor? Is he a big personality? Nix. Just a big copy- cat who has pinched Winston's make-up."
Education
Transport
Air
Agriculture
Who are these people? Have they any real existence or are they merely the figments of our sub- conscious mind? Produce your evidence.
No, sir. To their wives they may be statesmen, but to a caricaturist they are just birdseed.
NOTICE. Stimulated by the example of a morning contemporary and urged on by public spirit Low will present in the next cartoon his ideal cabinet.
Person DepictedLow; David (1891-1963)
Swinton; Philip Cunliffe-Lister (1884-1972); Earl of
Peel; William; Lord
Hailsham; Douglas McGarel Hogg (1872-1950); Viscount
Percy; Eustace (1887-1958); Lord
Ashley; Wilfrid (1867-1939)
Hoare; Samuel John Gurney (1880-1959); Sir
Moyne; Walter Edward Guinness, (1880-1944); Baron,
SubjectsCabinet
Cartoons
Department for Education
Department of Trade and Industry
Department of Transport
India
Lord Chancellor
MPs
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Parliament
Politics
air transport
art
cartoonists
government
government departments
offices
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
Relates to cartoonDL0148

Show related Persons records.

Persons
CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/1Low; David (1891-1963)1891-1963   
GB/BCA/179Swinton; Philip Cunliffe-Lister (1884-1972); Earl of1884-1972   
GB/BCA/1535Peel; William; Lord   
GB/BCA/355Hailsham; Douglas McGarel Hogg (1872-1950); Viscount1872-1950   
GB/BCA/592Percy; Eustace (1887-1958); Lord1887-1958   
GB/BCA/343Ashley; Wilfrid (1867-1939)1867-1939   
GB/BCA/395Hoare; Samuel John Gurney (1880-1959); Sir1880-1959   
GB/BCA/1536Moyne; Walter Edward Guinness, (1880-1944); Baron,1880-1944   
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