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Framed Original Ink CARICATURE of Winston Churchill by “LOW”
4 3/4 x 9 inches
Item Number: 13831
This marvelous, undated, original caricature of Winston Churchill is executed in black ink on drawing paper and is SIGNED: “Low,” with the additional ink notation: “Winston C.” David Low was the most influential cartoonist and caricaturist of his generation, with over 14,000 drawings produced over the course of a fifty year career. Born in New Zealand, Low worked for a variety of publications in Australia and New Zealand, including New Idea, The Sydney Bulletin and The Canterbury Times, before moving to Britain in 1919. After joining The Evening Standard in 1927 as their first political cartoonist, Low’s cartoons for the Standard were regularly syndicated to 170 journals internationally. In addition, he drew for a wide range of publications, including Graphic, Life, Colliers and The New Statesman, creating such memorable characters as the TUC carthorse, the Coalition Ass and Colonel Blimp. Low described himself simply as “a nuisance dedicated to sanity.” His favorite subject was Winston Churchill, whom he captured indelibly from a variety of perspectives, including this one-of-a-kind, quintessential image, which is here sumptuously framed in brass (10 x 14 1/2 inches overall).