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Low, David Alexander Cecil 1891-1963 :"Don't forget to order a ton of coal, dear..." 1909.

Reference Number: B-025-038

Relates the misadventures of a middleclass man who succumbs to temptation and spends all the coal money on alcohol.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Cartoons (Commentary) and Wash drawings, related to Dr Rachael Whear, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low, Wives, Husbands, Alcoholism and Coal.

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Low, David Alexander Cecil 1891-1963 :"Don't forget to order a ton of coal, dear..." 1909., Reference Number B-025-038 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)Pencil, ink and wash 435 x 266 mm.. Vertical imageSingle art work

Historical Notes: Sketch for cartoon sequence to be published as full-page illustration in the Christmas number of the Spectator - 31 December 1909.

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - use photographic copies in preference to original.

Other copies available: File PrintIn Drawings & Prints under Artist/Title (DFP-001262)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Recto - bottom centre: DAVID LOW; Captions for each of the 9 sketches: 1. "Don't forget to order a ton of coal, dear. Here are two pound notes to pay for it. We are right out. 2. "Dear" goes in to "change" the notes and comes out about five bob short. 3. "Dear" meets a friend and another five bob breaks loose. 4. "Lemme (hjic) shee now. Half a (hic) ton'll do. 5. Another friend. 6. "Dear": S'all ri'. Quarrer ton'sh plenty. Comean aveanother!" 7. The balance rapidly shrinks to eighteen-pence 8. But "Dear" is equal to the occasion. 9. He brings home a bushell and fondly murmers[sic] : "Here y'are m'dear - brought t'ome m'shelf - save expensh"

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