Sir David Low The Angels of Peace Descend on Belgium 1940

Artwork details

Artist
Sir David Low 1891–1963
Title
The Angels of Peace Descend on Belgium
Date 1940
Medium Ink and chalk on paper
Dimensions Support: 387 x 495 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist and the Evening Standard 1944
Reference
N05463
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05463 THE ANGELS OF PEACE DESCEND ON BELGIUM - HIMMLER HAVING ‘DONE’ THE NETHERLANDS, IS NOW AT WORK ON BELGIUM 1940
 
Inscr. ‘Low’ b.r. and with title b.c. and t.l.
Indian ink and black chalk, with erasures in body-colour, 15 1/4×19 1/2 (38·5×49·5).
Presented by the artist and the Evening Standard 1944.
Repr: Low, Autobiography, 1956, p.325.

Published in the Evening Standard, 10 June 1940. A reference to the German occupation of the Low Countries in the summer of 1940. Himmler, carrying a book labelled ‘Gestapo Death List’, is accompanied by two other members of the S.S. carrying a whip and a truncheon.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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