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Creator:
Sir David Low, 1891–1963, New Zealand
Title:

We Won't Fight Anybody

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and black ink, black wash, blue chalk, white gouache, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 1/2 × 20 11/16 inches (34.3 × 52.5 cm) and Image: 12 × 19 1/16 inches (30.5 × 48.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "41"; lower left: "1355"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "2-12-36 | 1355"

Lettered in black ink, upper right: " 100 per cent PACIFISM | WE WON'T FIGHT | ANYBODY", upper right "-AND THAT 'ANYBODY' INCLUDES US, PAL."; in white gouache and blue crayon, center left: "LANSBURY | HUXLEY| SHEPPARD"; center right :" THE OPPRESSOR | OF | THE WEAK.", lower right:" THE DESTROYER | OF | THE PEACE";

Signed in brush and black ink, lower left: "LOW"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Charles and E. Jennifer Monaghan
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1986.32.3
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
caricature | historical subject | World War 1939-1945
Associated People:
Lansbury, George, PC (1859–1940) British politician and social reformer
Huxley, Aldous Leonard (1894–1963) British writer and philosopher
Sheppard, Hugh Richard Lawrie "Dick" (1880–1937) British Anglican priest, Dean of Canterbury and Christian pacifist
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2683
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