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Drawing - "Anything in the Budget on oats or sugar-lumps?"
  • "Anything in the Budget on oats or sugar-lumps?"
    Richler, Martha Marf
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"Anything in the Budget on oats or sugar-lumps?"

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2004 (made)
    17/03/2004 (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:

    E.374-2007

  • Gallery location:

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

This cartoon appeared in the Evening Standard on 17 March 2004, and is artist Marf's take on the current news story. As she describes it: 'The annual Cheltenham races coincide with Budget Day, when all of Britain awaits Chancellor Gordon Brown’s latest plans for public spending and personal taxation, in the knowledge that billions have had to be spent on the invasion of Iraq.'

'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 horse race at the Cheltenham Festival, 2004. Two horses with jockeys are jumping over a fence as one horse speaks to the other about the Budget speech.

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

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

2004 (made)
17/03/2004 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Wednesday March 17th
Written in pen top left

"Anything in the Budget on oats or sugar-lumps?"
Written in pen across bottom; title to piece

MARF
Artist signature bottom right of image

22
Written in black biro on label stuck to transparent protective sheet, top right

CHELTENHAM / 2004 / FESTIVAL
Banner, part of image

'04
Written in pencil, bottom right

NOTE FROM MARF: / The cartoon has not been stuck / down - it is loose underneath / this sheet of vellum. / The thick backing card / is simply for protection.
Typed on label stuck to transparent protective sheet, top right

Dimensions

Height: 29.6 cm, Width: 42 cm

Object history note

Donated by the artist.

Descriptive line

Cartoon, "Anything in the Budget on oats or sugar-lumps?" by 'Marf' (Martha Richler), published in The Evening Standard, 17th March 2004; London.

Production Note

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

Materials

Pen and ink; Paper

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Crowd; Tents; Fence (horse racing); Banner; Pennant; Jockeys; Horses; Trees; Flag

Categories

Drawings; Caricatures & Cartoons

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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