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Hilaire Belloc By David Low [Mar. 11th, 2017|12:06 pm]
Tony Grist
If I was rich I'd buy paintings. Since I'm not I buy old prints.

Yesterday I found this in a charity shop:

Contemporary photo-lithograph of David Low's 1936 caricature of the poet, essayist and historian Hilaire Belloc. Great artist, great subject. Low wasn't cruel in the way some modern cartoonists are- but he could get under his subjects's skin. He described the art of caricature as "all-in portraiture."



The original pencil drawing is in the V & A.
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2017-03-11 06:51 pm (UTC)
Contemporary photo-lithograph of David Low's 1936 caricature of the poet, essayist and historian Hilaire Belloc.

That's wonderful!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-03-11 07:23 pm (UTC)
Truculent, isolated, vulnerable, bewildered and exasperated by a place and time he no longer felt at home in- Low captures so much about the man.
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