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

Honor among Savages

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and black ink, white gouache, graphite, gum arabic, and black chalk on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper, mounted on, thick, slightly textured, beige, cardboard
Dimensions:
Mount: 14 1/16 × 19 3/4 inches (35.7 × 50.2 cm), Sheet: 13 3/8 × 19 inches (34 × 48.3 cm), and Image: 11 9/16 × 17 7/8 inches (29.4 × 45.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen, with black ink, upper left: "ON TO ABYSSINIA ON TO ABYSSINIA ABYSSINIA ABYSSINIA ON TO ABYSSINIA ABYSSINIA"; inscribed in pen, with black ink, center: "SOLEMN PLEDGE NOT TO USE WAR AS AN INSTRUMENT OF POLICY | SIGNED- | Mussolini | BIG CHIEF OF | ITALIAN TRIBES"; inscribed in pen, with black ink, lower left: "BACKWARD WARRIOR:- | "White woman no understand. Me Big | Chief can write, but not read. | Must obey call of National Honour.""; inscribed in pen, with black ink, lower center: "HONOUR AMONG SABAGES."

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

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Charles and Jennifer Monaghan
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1989.31.2
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:2948
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