Anorak News | Hanging Maggie

Hanging Maggie

by | 24th, January 2005

”’ROLL Up! Roll up! Roll up! What am I bid for this delightful portrait?

”Keep out of the red and into the blue…”

”Come on laydees’n’gentalmen! Do not be afraid! See the enigmatic smile. Marvel at the soft squint of the eye. Pause and rub your chin knowingly as you study the rigid hair.”

Yes, folks, as the Telegraph says on its front page, a study of the picture of Margaret Thatcher painted by Michael Noakes in 1990 and commissioned by the Grocers’ Company is for sale.

The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, but is described as a ”quiet Tory” (that you, IDS?) wants to sell the work and give the monies to the hard-up Tory party.

And it could earn as much as £100,000, a handy sum to a party which was £2.5m in the red last year.

And it could earn even more – if the lot is equipped with a set of darts and a large marker pen…’

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