Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Hilaire Belloc By David Low

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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