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Artist or CreatorNicholas Garland
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byThe Sunday Telegraph
Date1994
FormatArtwork
Size51 x 38.5cm
Techniqueblack ink
Person DepictedFowler; Norman
Hurd; Douglas
Clarke; Kenneth (1940-)
Heseltine; Michael (1933-)
Major; John (1943-)
Howard; Michael (1941-)
Implied textProverbs: "Nero fiddled while Rome burned" refers to "...heedless and
irresponsible behaviour in the midst of a crisis. Legend has it that in
64 AD the emperor Nero set fire to Rome to see 'how Troy would look when
it was in flames' and to serve as a suitable background for a recitation
of his poetry while accompanying himself on the lyre..." [Random House
Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" Gregory Y. Titelman]
NotesArtwork not dated.
SubjectsConservative Party
President of the Board of Trade
Party Chairman
ancient Rome
Chancellor of the Exchequer
violins
Fire
Secretary of State for the Home Department
prime ministers
orchestras
Copyright contact detailssyndication@telegraph.co.uk
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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GB/BCA/2090Fowler; Norman   
GB/BCA/2075Hurd; Douglas   
GB/BCA/2380Clarke; Kenneth (1940-)1940-   
GB/BCA/444Heseltine; Michael (1933-)1933-   
GB/BCA/2367Major; John (1943-)1943-   
GB/BCA/2541Howard; Michael (1941-)1941-   
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