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Low, David Alexander Cecil, 1891-1963 :Nero fiddles - new version. [14 November 1940]

Reference Number: NON-ATL-C-0095

Mussolini dressed as Nero, palying a violin in front of the entrance to catacombs containing skeletons. In front of him is a seated man (Gayda) holding up his music, and surrounded by microphones, one marked 'Roma radio'. A poster behind the squatting figure has the text 'Italians bomb London. Will R. A. F. bomb Rome?' The implications are that Mussolini's policies will cause the destruction of Rome, the Eternal City

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Caricatures, related to Benito Mussolini, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low, The Evening Standard (English newspaper), Rome, Violinists and World War, 1939-1945 - Aerial operations, Italian.

Part of:
Low, David Alexander Cecil, 1891-1963 :Nero fiddles - new version. [14 November 1940], Reference Number NON-ATL-C-0095 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Ink, Chinese white & pencil, 376 x 463 mm (sheet size). Single art work

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: Colour laser printIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-007805)

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