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Go for Him! John

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Middlesex (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1910 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)
    David Allen & Sons Ltd. (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed poster

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Diamond in memory of his wife

  • Museum number:

    E.834-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 60, box D

Physical description

Political poster depicting David Lloyd George holding a huge scroll reading 'The Poor Man's Budget'. He is advancing with an eager bulldog (representing John Bull) towards a wolf with the caption 'House of Lords' across its chest. The wolf is standing, with teeth exposed and a crown on its head, over the body of a working man who lies face down in plain clothes on the left. The caption reads 'Go for him! John. No help for the poor man till that wolf is out of the way'. Lettered bottom right with the name and address of the printer and publisher.

Place of Origin

Middlesex (printed)

Date

ca. 1910 (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)
David Allen & Sons Ltd. (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed poster

Dimensions

Height: 51.2 cm, Width: 75 cm

Descriptive line

Political poster published by David Allen & Sons depicting David Lloyd George with a bulldog representing the nation (John Bull). Great Britain, ca. 1910.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Budget; Bulldog; Wolf; Politician; Rights; Workers; Justice; Elections

Categories

Politics; Posters; Printed pages & sheets

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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