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ID: 2426
Lady Nancy Astor
FEARON, Percy Hutton "Poy"


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Two original pen and ink illustrations. 1) That Creation in Red; 263 x 186 mm. Pen and ink cartoon with shading in blue pencil, pencil caption below. Lady Astor is depicted with Ellen Wilkinson, under a caption "Mannequin Parade. Fashions for Parliament". Signed Poy. 2) "Flu In the House", pen and ink cartoon with shading in blue pencil, pencil caption below, showing Lady Astor as a Nurse and Sir E. Hilton Young as an invalid, 'Nurse: Now be a good boy. Just behave like Job and you'll soon be well!". Signed Poy, 264 x 204 mm. Percy Hutton Fearon (1874–1948) was a British cartoonist who worked for the Evening News and the Daily Mail, where he drew under the pseudonym "Poy". He was born in Shanghai and attended art school in New York. He began his career drawing cartoons for Judy (a British satirical magazine) before joining the Manchester Evening Chronicle in 1905. He then drew for the Sunday Chronicle and the Daily Dispatch before joining the Evening News in 1913, where he would remain until 1935. From 1935 until his retirement in 1938 he drew for the Daily Mail. During his 34-year career he drew 10,000 cartoons and his characters included "John Citizen", "Cuthbert" (a First World War conscientious objector), "Dilly" and "Dally", and "Dora". Lady Nancy Astor was only the second woman elected as an M.P., but was the first to actually take up her seat in parliament, acting as Member of Parliament for Sutton. She was known for exchanges with Winston Churchill. Churchill is reputed to have told Lady Astor that having a woman in Parliament was like having one intrude on him in the bathroom, to which she retorted, "You're not handsome enough to have such fears". Ellen Wilkinson was a Labour Party politician who served as Minister of Education from July 1945 until her death in 1947. Earlier in her career, as MP for Jarrow, she became a national figure when she played a prominent role in the 1936 Jarrow March of the town's unemployed to London to petition for the right to work. Sir E. Hilton Young was Minister of Health in the National Government between 1931 and 1935.

Price £400.00

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