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Ref NoDL2789
Alt Ref NoDL2789
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionOpening of Parliament
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date21 Oct 1947
FormatArtwork
Size34 x 47.50cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptWith 2 tickets for the Horses Gallery - off we go
CREEPS and his economic outfit were late because someone had exported the wheels of our distributive system
THE P.M. with his notorious modesty had already crept in by the scullery window
DALTON arrived singing "for I'm a jolly good fellow", borne by cheering taxpayers
BLIMP ready to save the House of Lords even if he has to cut its throat and CALAMITY YOWL just back from defaming his country abroad
BUT OUR HERB, The General Manager, was there to receive Mr. C. Leader of the Conservatocialist party; Sir Waldron Blither, Leader of the Conservative Party and Harry Pollitt leader of the Opposition.
MISTER Speaker, Sir, I move that petrol be restored, that the shortages be ignored and controls be abolished, so that the country may die in its tracks as nature intended.
Person DepictedLow; David (1891-1963)
Attlee; C. R. (Clement Richard) (1883-1967)
Morrison; Herbert (1888-1965)
Churchill; Winston (1874-1965)
Micawber; Wilkins; Mr
Smithers; Waldron; Sir
Pollitt; Harry (1890-1960)
Cripps; Stafford (1889-1952); Sir
Dalton; Hugh (1916-1964)
Colonel Blimp; (fictional)
Calamity Yowl
Subjectsnostalgia
rationing
TUC
press
shortages
House of Commons
House of Lords
State Openings of Parliament
taxpayers
Politics
cart-horses
Social attitudes
government planning
guardsmen
household cavalry
taxation
Parliament
political parties
cartoonists
Communist Party
Conservative Party
Labour Party
pessimism
economics
Personification
exports
petrol
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
Relates to cartoonDL2789

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CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/1Low; David (1891-1963)1891-1963   
GB/BCA/82Attlee; C. R. (Clement Richard) (1883-1967)1883-1967   
GB/BCA/549Morrison; Herbert (1888-1965)1888-1965   
GB/BCA/7Churchill; Winston (1874-1965)1874-1965British politician. Became a Conservative MP in 1900 and held the offices of President of the Board of Trade, Home Secretary, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer eventually becoming Prime Minister from 1940-1945 and from 1951-1955. A noted statesman and orator, he was also an officer in the British Army, an historian, writer and artist.  
GB/BCA/1135Micawber; Wilkins; Mr   
GB/BCA/4175Smithers; Waldron; Sir   
GB/BCA/602Pollitt; Harry (1890-1960)1890-1960   
GB/BCA/174Cripps; Stafford (1889-1952); Sir1889-1952   
GB/BCA/185Dalton; Hugh (1916-1964)1916-1964   
GB/BCA/173Colonel Blimp; (fictional)   
GB/BCA/2317Calamity Yowl   
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