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Creator:
Sir David Low, 1891–1963, New Zealand
Title:
François, Remove an Ounce of Nuts and Make That Machine Inoffensive
Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and black ink, black wash, blue chalk, white gouache, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 7/8 × 20 5/8 inches (35.2 × 52.4 cm) and Image: 11 7/8 × 19 3/8 inches (30.2 × 49.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, upper right: "The question of whether the maximum | weight of 16 tons is too high a figure | for the differentiation between | defensive and offensive Tanks is being | discussed at the Disarmament talks | in Paris". Inscribed in black ink, lower center: " FRANCOIS, REMOVE AN OUNCE OF NUTS AND MAKE THAT MACHINE INOFFENSIVE"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "No.2"; inscribed in blue chalk, verso, lower right: "12-723 | 959"; inscribed in bue chalk, verso, upper right: "959"

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:
B1980.16.6
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
caricature | historical subject | World War 1939-1945
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9674
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