Kipling With His Lute Made Huns Get Together With Their Guns

Original Pencil and Watercolour Caricature Of Rudyard Kipling

SASSOON, Siegfried

Kipling With His Lute Made Huns Get Together With Their Guns - ,

1935.

19 x 15cm. Original pencil and watercolour caricature of Rudyard Kipling strumming the lute. Captioned by Sassoon; "Kipling with his Lute made Huns Get together - with their guns." In very good condition, small tear to the upper margin, not affecting the image.

A fine caricature by Siegfried Sassoon of his fellow poet Rudyard Kipling.
Sassoon had long disliked what he saw as an imperialistic bent in Kipling's poetry, going as far to arguing with Rupert Brooke about it in the summer of 1914, when he dismissed it as "terribly tub-thumping stuff".
By the 1930s he was critical of Kipling's calls for Britain to produce more armaments, and in his poem 'Silver Jubilee Celebrations' he satirised a speech to the Royal Society of St George where Kipling warned that Britain must "arm or perish". He returns to the same theme in the present caricature with his caption, "Kipling with his lute made Huns, get together with their guns".

PROVENANCE: From the estate of Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967).

Stock ID: 42462

£1,750.00

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