François, Remove an Ounce of Nuts and Make That Machine Inoffensive
- Pen and black ink, black wash, blue chalk, white gouache, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 13 7/8 × 20 5/8 inches (35.2 × 52.4 cm), Image: 11 7/8 × 19 3/8 inches (30.2 × 49.2 cm)
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:
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- caricature | historical subject | World War 1939-1945
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Sir David Low, 1891–1963, New Zealand, François, Remove an Ounce of Nuts and Make That Machine Inoffensive, undated
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