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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionLow's topical budget
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date04 Dec 1937
FormatArtwork
Size56.8 x 40.1cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptIDYLL OF BEDFORD LITERARY LIMBO
Nothing is known of the fate of Beverley Nichols and Rabelais since they were both condemned by the Bedford Public Library - though it is said that Rabelais was heard last night telling someone a questionable anecdote about two coarse violets.
LONDON 200 YEARS HENCE
Ministry of Health experts prophecy an empty future if the present grave decline of population continues. Low will bet that the last survivors will be 1 motorist and 6 bicyclists. In the meantime Sir Kingsley Wood is congratulating on behalf of the nation all the increasers-and-multipliers he has been able to find so far.
Pity
I have to do this
I am willing
SOS
Gimme a break
Any job taken
Last hope 7 children another one coming
NAVAL STATUES TO RULE THE WAVES - (OFFICIAL.)
So behind all the talk of altering Trafalgar Square lies the project of making our sailor heroes into public fountains. Low hereby announce his complete approval.
LIFE WITH THE BLACK WATCH. Private being severely punished for smoking, the big naughty-naughty. (see newpaper items)
HIT AND MUSS AND THEIR AXIS. COMIC STRIP
Gad, sir, "The Times" is right. We should give Czechoslovakia a free hand in Central Europe. WUFF WUFF BY COL. BLIMP.
Person DepictedNichols; Beverley (1898-1983)
Rabelais; Francois (1495-1553); c.
Wood; Kingsley (1881-1943); Sir
Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)
Low; David (1891-1963)
Colonel Blimp; (fictional)
SubjectsTrafalgar Square
London
Punishment
Population
press
Transport
Archives
sexual relationships
Royal Highland Regiment
Politics
independent schools
statues
children
periodicals
Bedford
seals
public libraries
censorship
UK
Resemblance
Times
International relations
cars
fountains
Smoking
birth
Traffic
Animals
birth rate
Armed forces
bicycles
visual media
axis powers
corporals
torture
Czechoslovakia
Libraries
authors
Human beings
SeriesLow's topical budget
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
Relates to cartoonDL1277

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CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/3609Nichols; Beverley (1898-1983)1898-1983   
GB/BCA/3508Rabelais; Francois (1495-1553); c.1495-1553   
GB/BCA/722Wood; Kingsley (1881-1943); Sir1881-1943   
GB/BCA/394Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)1889-1945Born in Austria. Politician and leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party). He served as German chancellor from 1933-1945 and head of state (Fuhrer) from 1934-1945. He established a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideals of national socialism. He gained support for his views on German nationalism, anti-Semitism, anti-capitalism and anti-communism through his impassioned speeches and propaganda. He wanted to establish a New Order of absolute rule in Europe and pursued a policy of seizing land by force for the Aryan people.  
GB/BCA/58Mussolini; Benito (1883-1945)1883-1945   
GB/BCA/1Low; David (1891-1963)1891-1963   
GB/BCA/173Colonel Blimp; (fictional)   
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