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Poster - Let them eat soup...

Let them eat soup...

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Handprint (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Poster, screenprinted from indirect photostencils, and laminated in plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Greenwich Mural Workshop

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3E, shelf HIGH, box 5L2

Physical description

Portrait poster, depicting a tiled blue and white image of the head and shoulders of a woman, repeated 70 times. A quotation from Margarat Thatcher about equality is lettered in black below, with the slogan 'Let them eat soup...' in red next to a black and white photograph of a man huddled in the street with a bowl and spoon.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1984 (made)


Handprint (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Poster, screenprinted from indirect photostencils, and laminated in plastic

Marks and inscriptions

'"The pursuit of equality is a mirage. / What is more practical than the pursuit of equality is the pursuit of equality of opportunity. / And opportunity means nothing unless it includes the right to be unequal." Margaret Thatcher'


Height: 62.3 cm, Width: 44.7 cm

Descriptive line

Poster made by Handprint, depicting repeating image of a woman and the slogan 'Let them eat soup...', designed and printed by B. Fletcher, 1984

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

From the label text of an exhibition held by the Greenwich Mural Workshop entitled 'Printing is Easy...? Community Printshops 1970-86'


Paper; Laminated plastic


Screen printing




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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