Lot 66
  • 66

LOW, 'TALES OF THE DOMINIONS', INK WITH CRAYON, 1928

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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Description

  • David Low
  • ‘Tales of the Dominions’
267 by 387mm., pen ink and crayon with pencil, signed and inscribed with title and ‘(with acknowledgments to "The Boyhood of Raleigh" by Millais)’, mounted, framed and glazed, some minor discolouration

Provenance

Stanley Baldwin EXHIBITED:
‘The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1837-2012’, Chris Beetles Gallery, November 2012-January 2013, no 251

Literature

Evening Standard, 14 February 1928; The Best of Low (London, 1930), page 41

Catalogue Note

Millais’ famous painting, 'The Boyhood of Raleigh', has been a popular subject for parody. This cartoon uses it to show the diminutive Colonial Secretary, Leo Amery (1873-1955), sharing ‘Tales of the Dominions’ with F E Smith, the Earl of Birkenhead (1872-1930), in his role as Secretary of State for India; Stanley Baldwin, the Conservative Prime Minister; and Winston Churchill, Chancellor of the Exchequer. The first Colonial Secretary to tour all the dominions, Amery began to develop a definite policy to stimulate Empire trade in 1928.
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