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Chris Riddell, A Parliamentary Hog

A Parliamentary Hog, 12 May 1996 (publication date)

Chris Riddell (b. 1962)

RA Collection: Art

The political cartoonist and children's book author and illustrator, Chris Riddell, drew this satirical work for the Observer Review in 1996. Explaining the content of the drawing in correspondence with the Royal Academy, Riddell wrote: 'The figures are generic - a businessman, a journalist, a doctor and possibly peers or MPs hanging on to the Parliamentary Hog's coat tails. The figure urinating into the trough is a satirist, an anti-establishment figure making a nuisance of himself.'

Object details

Title
A Parliamentary Hog
Artist/designer
Chris Riddell (b. 1962)
From
Published in the Observer Review
Date
12 May 1996 (publication date)
Object type
Drawing
Copyright owner
Medium
Pen and brushed ink on wove paper
Dimensions

268 mm x 400 mm

Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
05/2334
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