Supplement to The New Statesman, April 17, 1926.
Photo-lithograph, platemark 220 x 185mm (8½ x 7").
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953), poet and author, also Liberal MP for South Salford (1906-1910). Now chiefly remembered for his early comic and satirical work such as 'The Bad Child's Book of Beasts' (1896), Belloc's work increasingly engaged with historical and political issues. This caricature was made soon after the publication of 'The Cruise of the 'Nona'' (1925), which recalled a voyage around England in a small boat on the eve of war in 1914. By Sir David Low (1891-1963) for the New Statesman. New Zealand-born Low, who described caricature as the art of 'all-in portraiture', published two series of portraits as supplements to the New Statesman. The original drawing for this caricature is in the Victoria & Albert Museum.
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