[David Low, English cartoonist, born in New Zealand.] Printed christmas card ‘from Mr. and Mrs. David Low’, illustrated with a cartoon by him of a dog caught ripping up a christmas card.

David Low [Sir David Alexander Cecil Low] (1891-1963), English political cartoonist, born in New Zealand
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No date. ‘25, Helenslea Avenue, / N. W. 11. [London]’
SKU: 24933

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. The present item is a nice piece of printed ephemera relating to the man described in his Guardian obituary as ‘the dominant cartoonist of the western world’. In 1937 Goebbels had told Lord Halifax that Low’s cartoons were harming Anglo-German relations, and after the war it was revealed that his name was in the ‘black book’ of individuals to be ‘liquidated’ on German conquest of Britain. In good condition, lightly aged.Small 4to bifolium printed in brown ink on thick wove paper. The illustration depicts a worried white terrier with black ears and spot, caught ripping up a christmas card with image of father christmas. The printed text inside the card reads: ‘Christmas Greetings / from / Mr. and Mrs. David Low. / 25, Helenslea Avenue, / N. W. 11.’