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"That's enough Blitz spirit, Miss Jones"

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2005 (made)
    11/07/2005 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Richler, Martha Marf (artist)
    The Evening Standard (commissioned and published)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 139, box II

This cartoon appeared in the Evening Standard on 11 July 2005, and is artist Marf's take on the current news story. As she describes it: 'Although still reeling from the bomb attack last Thursday, this morning intrepid commuters are returning to the tube and to work – prompting media commentators to praise Londoners once again for their "blitz spirit".'

'Marf' drew daily topical cartoons for the Evening Standard between March 2002 and August 2005, moving to the Londoner's Diary page in August 2003. The drawings cover key political and social issues of the period, providing a vivid and often hilarious response to the main news of the day. The Evening Standard is London's only evening newspaper, publishing up to five editions a day. In Marf's own words: 'The cartoonist needs to keep up with the rapid pace of event.'

Physical description

Black and white line drawn cartoon showing a woman, a Personal Assistant, wearing an army uniform and peaked cap standing in front of her desk and saluting a man, the Managing Director, who is just entering his office. He is wearing a pin-striped suit and carrying a brief-case.

Some lines have been blocked out with liquid paper, and faint underdrawing can be seen.

Place of Origin

London (made)


2005 (made)
11/07/2005 (printed and published)


Richler, Martha Marf (artist)
The Evening Standard (commissioned and published)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

MONDAY JULY 11th 2005
Written in pen top centre

"That's enough Blitz / spirit, Miss Jones"
Written in pen across bottom; title to piece

Artist signature written in pen bottom right of image

[2-line / caption- / please follow / my line-breaks]
Written in pen to left of title

[2-line / = / 40 X 57 / mm]
Written in pen to right of title

Written on office door, part of image

Written on a label on the office desk, part of image


Height: 29.6 cm, Width: 21 cm

Object history note

Donated by the artist.

Descriptive line

Cartoon, "That's enough Blitz spirit, Miss Jones", by 'Marf' (Martha Richler), published in The Evening Standard, 11 July 2005; London.

Production Note

Attribution note: for publication in newspaper
Reason For Production: Commission


Pen and ink; Paper



Subjects depicted

Telephone; Suit; Desk (office furniture); Woman; Brief case; Uniforms; Man


Drawings; Caricatures & Cartoons

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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