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Dassault Mirage

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1963 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Palmer, G. (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    indian ink and watercolour

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2E, shelf DR104

Physical description

Artwork in indian ink and watercolour for a `cut away' illustration of a French Air Force Dassault Mirage fighter plane on drawing board with a modern protective overlay

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1963 (made)


Palmer, G. (artist)

Materials and Techniques

indian ink and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

G Palmer
1) Signature; Front: bottom left; Indian ink

Vol 14/13
Volume 14 [March 1963?]
Front: bottom right margin; indian ink

Eagle 13 P20
`Eagle' issue 13 [i.e. March 1963] Page 20.
Front: right hand margin; blue chalk

George Rowney & Co. Ltd
"Diana" Fashion Plate Board For all wash and line work Made in England
Trade mark; Back; Printing; black ink

Back; black chalk


Diameter: 38.2 cm, Width: 53.7 cm

Historical context note

According to Chris Mullen: "EAGLE was a complete comic for children started at the Hulton Press by the Reverend Marcus Morris in 1950.It folded twenty years later. Morris saw the need for a comic that did not rely on the grotesque. He preferred different flavours of realism, and above masses of brightly coloured pages. The tone of EAGLE was cheerful, worthy and informative. It has come to be seen very much as the comic you could trust, a creature of the Establishment. The characters were chosen as the sort of people the young readers might easily meet. Violence and sex were notable for their absence. The visual imagination demonstrated throughout was extraordinary and the Annuals published every year until the demise of the comic give a fair reflection of the vigour of British comic illustration after the Second World War.
Major illustrators included,
· Hickey.... Edison Brain, the Boy Inventor
· Martin..... Pedro the Pirate
· Nevin... Marvell of M.I.5
· Frank Bellamy... back cover and main features
· Norman Williams... features
· Harry Lindfield... Mark Question, the Boy with a future but no past
· Martin Aitchison... Luck of the Legion
· L.Ashwell Wood .... information graphics
· Frank Humphris .... Jeff Arnold, Cowboy
· Thelwell .... Chicko"

Descriptive line

Artwork for a `cut away' illustration of a French Air Force Dassault Mirage fighter plane by G. Palmer for the `Eagle' comic, 1963


Indian ink; Watercolour


Painting; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Dassault Mirage Fighter plane



Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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