Sir David Low

The Angels of Peace Descend on Belgium

1940

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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

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