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'Inside Europe' by John Gunter

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1937 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hamish Hamilton (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed book jacket

  • Museum number:

    E.2021-1987

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 180

Physical description

Book jacket for 'Inside Europe' by John Gunter depicting a map of Europe in red and green. A cartoon image of Hitler saluting is depicted in southern Germany, and another figure, possibly Mussolini, is depicting doing the same salute over the south of Italy. There is one other figure of a dancing cossack over the land mass of Russia, playing a stringed instrument which resembles a banjo in the shape of a hammer and sickle. He is possibly a depiction of a Cossack Mamay figure of Ukranian folklore.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)

Date

1937 (printed)

Artist/maker

Hamish Hamilton (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Printed book jacket

Dimensions

Height: 190 mm, Width: 290 mm

Descriptive line

Book jacket by J. L. Carstairs for 'Inside Europe' by John Gunter. Great Britain, 1937.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Books; Nazism; Sickle; Cossack; Wars; Covers; Military; Lutes; Fascism; Maps

Categories

Books; Prints; Maps; Satire; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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