Concorde cartoon

Made:
1970 in London
artist:
Nicholas Garland

Original Concorde cartoon by Nicholas Garland, published in the Daily Telegraph 20 November 1970. Drawing; ink, yellow wash, with white, on millboard; 39x54cm, edged in black frame. Signed Garland, brc. Scene combining two political issues: John Davies (Department of Trade and Industry) in pin-striped suit, holding notice of 'Concorde cost £2 million per week'; Edward Heath MP (Concorde nose) looking pensive; William Whitelaw MP (Lord President of Council - in charge of museums, as proposal goes forward to introduce charges for entry to national museums) speaks to them, gesturing as Concorde flies past. Caption: "Well, we can always put it in a museum and charge people to see it!" [Six years later in 1976, the British prototype Concorde 002 was presented to the Science Museum, and located at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton, where for many years there was indeed an entry charge]

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1970-557
type:
drawing
credit:
Daily Telegraph