- Museum number
"Tory Marbles"; cartoon for the Daily Telegraph, showing two workmen (Kenneth Clarke and Michael Heseltine) scouring the sculpture from east pediment of the Parthenon at the Briitsh Museum; the horse of Helios is a caricature of Margaret Thatcher and the figure of Dionysos, William Hague. 1998
Pen and black ink, brush and grey wash, with touches of white bodycolour on white paper
- Production date
Height: 303 millimetres
Width: 378 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Published in The Daily Telegraph, 19 June 1998.
An illustrated letter from the artist to Frances Carey, Deputy Keeper of Prints and Drawings, sent 17/5/01 is on file. It was written during the run of 'Paper Assets, Collecting Prints and Drawings 1996-2001' at the British Museum, and Garland writes "I went to see the exhibition, which was terrific, and I was more pleased than I can say to see my drawing hanging there. It seemed to me that it was really fighting to hold its own, so near to the great Ronald Searle and the almost as great Steve Bell. I felt very proud". The letter is illustrated with a pen and ink self-portrait, a cartoon of the artist looking at a case in the Prints and Drawings gallery. This is labelled "P.S. This is me trying to hear comments from other visitors to the exhibition".
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2001 May-Sep BM, P&D, 'Paper Assets' (no cat.)
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number