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

S. O. S.

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and black ink, white gouache, black chalk and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 7/8 × 20 13/16 inches (35.2 × 52.9 cm) and Image: 12 1/8 × 19 1/2 inches (30.8 × 49.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brush and black ink, upper center: "COLLECTIVE | INSURANCE | POLICY". lower center: "CUT-THROAT | ARMS RACE | S.O.S.", inscribed in pen, with black ink, lower right: "COL. BLIMP: | "GAD, SIR, THIS RAFT IS GETTING | POSITIVELY DANGEROUS. WE | SHOULD ABANDON IT AT ONCE. ""; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "12-7-35 | 1210"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "1210"

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

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Charles and Jennifer Monaghan
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1989.31.1
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
caricature | historical subject | World War 1939-1945
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2947
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