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 Kitchener and Kipling Caricature By Sir Francis Carruthers-Gould
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Kitchener and Kipling Caricature By Sir Francis Carruthers-Gould

Measurements: Overall: 33cm (13in) x 26cm (10in)

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Water colour pen and ink on paper caricature of General Sir Herbert Kitchener and Rudyard Kipling, attired in hot weather kit inscribed ‘Men of different trades and sizes / Here you see before your eyeses; / Lanky sword and stumpy pen,/ Doing useful things for men;/ When the empire wants a stitch in her / Send for Kipling and for Kitchener.’ initialled ‘F.C.G.’ for Francis Carruthers Gould lower right.

Sir Francis Carruthers Gould (1844-1925) was born in Barnstaple and worked at the Stock Exchange where he sketched the members and illustrated notable events in the financial world. In 1887 he became a contributor to the Pall Mall Gazette, transferring his allegiance to the Westminster Gazette on its foundation and subsequently acting as assistant editor. Frequently grafting his ideas onto subjects taken from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and the works of Dickens and Shakespeare, Gould exercised his craft with a kindly satire from which bitterness and cynicism were notably absent. He was knighted in 1906.

 

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