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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionLow's standard statue. / (Patent applied for.)
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date27 Jan 1931
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptThis statue fuss must cease. To avoid future trouble, Low suggests that a casting be
made from a real dead horse, and this be declared the official British horse-statue by a
committee of generals and "sportsmen." (no sculptors - what do those cranks know about art?)
Likewise an official dignified body, headless but with alternative legs for horse-riding or
standing, and attired ambiguously to fit any reputation, should be passed by a committee of
tailors and cutters. Thus there need be no argument. When you desire to honour an immortal, you
just stick his head on the standard body, stick the standard body on the standard horse or the
standard legs and there you are - everybody pleased. Charles 1st Nelson
Person DepictedLow; David (1891-1963)
Shaw; George Bernard (1856-1950)
Beaverbrook; Max Aitken (1879-1964); Baron,
MacDonald; James Ramsay (1866-1937)
Charles I (1600-1649); King of England
Nelson; Horatio (1758-1805)
Subjectssculpture
art
medals
Animals
statues
horses
Awards
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Fax: 02075660388
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CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/1Low; David (1891-1963)1891-1963   
GB/BCA/257Shaw; George Bernard (1856-1950)1856-1950   
GB/BCA/96Beaverbrook; Max Aitken (1879-1964); Baron,1879-1964   
GB/BCA/3MacDonald; James Ramsay (1866-1937)1866-1937   
GB/BCA/1013Charles I (1600-1649); King of England1600-1649   
GB/BCA/562Nelson; Horatio (1758-1805)1758-1805   
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