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The Marples cartoons: drawings by various cartoonists, 1960-67


17 Portraits in set

Seventeen cartoons related to Ernest Marples, Baron Marples, when Minister of Transport, 1959-64, and drawn for various daily papers.

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(Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples ('And with a wave of my magic wand, I shall again perform the impossible....'), by Victor Weisz - NPG 5353

(Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples ('And with a wave of my magic wand, I shall again perform the impossible....')

by Victor Weisz
pencil, pen and ink, blue crayon and white heightening, published in Evening Standard 7 December 1961
NPG 5353

'Beeching Special', by Sir David Low - NPG 5348

'Beeching Special'

by Sir David Low
pen and ink, white heightening and wash, circa 1962
NPG 5348

This is a far, far better thing.... than I have ever done, by Neville Colvin ('Colvin') - NPG 5350

This is a far, far better thing.... than I have ever done

by Neville Colvin ('Colvin')
pen and ink and Letratone, 1962
NPG 5350

Change the crew?  Why we'll row forever, steady from stroke to bow, by Victor Weisz - NPG 5351

Change the crew? Why we'll row forever, steady from stroke to bow

by Victor Weisz
pencil, pen and ink and white heightening, published in Evening Standard 5 April 1962
NPG 5351

'Hitched-up' ((Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples; Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching), by Stanley Franklin ('Franklin') - NPG 5355

'Hitched-up' ((Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples; Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching)

by Stanley Franklin ('Franklin')
pen and ink, blue crayon and white heightening, 1962
NPG 5355

(Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples; Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching, by William Papas ('Papas') - NPG 5357

(Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples; Richard Beeching, 1st Baron Beeching

by William Papas ('Papas')
pen and ink and blue crayon, published in the Guardian 24 September 1962
NPG 5357

'Conservative planning works' (Reginald Maudling; (Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples), by Victor Weisz - NPG 5352

'Conservative planning works' (Reginald Maudling; (Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples)

by Victor Weisz
pen and ink, blue crayon and white heightening, published in Evening Standard 27 November 1963
NPG 5352

'At least, he's doing something!', by Victor Weisz - NPG 5354

'At least, he's doing something!'

by Victor Weisz
pen and ink, blue crayon and white heightening, published in Evening Standard 3 September 1963
NPG 5354

'University of the Air', by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood') - NPG 5358

'University of the Air'

by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')
pen and ink, Letratone and white heightening, 1963
NPG 5358

Two unknown men, by Keith Waite ('Waite') - NPG 5359

Two unknown men

by Keith Waite ('Waite')
pencil, pen and ink, 1963
NPG 5359

(Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples; Harold Wilson, by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood') - NPG 5362

(Alfred) Ernest Marples, 1st Baron Marples; Harold Wilson

by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')
pen and ink, Letratone and white heightening, 1965
NPG 5362

'Well, Marples hath gone - now what?', by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood') - NPG 5363

'Well, Marples hath gone - now what?'

by John Musgrave-Wood ('Emmwood')
pen and ink and Letratone, 1967
NPG 5363