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The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer

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Max Beerbohm
‘PRIME MINISTERS IN MY DAY - AND MOSTLY TREMENDOUS LUMINARIES IN THEIRS’
305 by 419mm., watercolour and pencil, signed, inscribed with title and dated ‘March 1929’, mounted, framed and glazed
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Provenance

EXHIBITED:

'Images of Power: From the Jeffrey Archer Cartoon Collection', Monnow Valley Arts, 3 September - 30 October 2011

Literature

ed. H.C. Minchin, The Legion Book (London, 1929); Rupert Hart-Davis, A Catalogue of the Caricatures of Max Beerbohm (London, 1972) no 439

Catalogue Note

In the present cartoon, Beerbohm illustrates the eleven men who had served as Prime Minister in his lifetime, from 1872 to 1929, the year this cartoon was created.

They are, from right to left: Benjamin Disraeli, William Gladstone, The Marquess of Salisbury, The Earl of Rosebery, Arthur Balfour, Henry Campbell-Bannerman, H.H. Asquith, Andrew Bonar Law, David Lloyd George, Ramsay MacDonald and Stanley Baldwin.

The Political Cartoon Collection of Jeffrey Archer

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London