Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Origin:David Low, Evening Standard, 10-2-1931
Purpose: Alfonso XIII is serenading a woman who represents the Spanish people. General Berenguer is holding the crown. This is after Rivera has left. It shows how Alfonso was trying to win back or maybe buy time while the general forms a new government. It shows that the public was mad at the moment.
Limitations: Its told from a British magazine, not a Spanish one. So it may not capture the political sentiment perfectly
Value:It is to describe the political feeling at the moment. Alfonso was trying to woo back over the Spanish people after they had rejected the dictatorship of Rivera. The woman looks mad. The other general was called upon to make a new government, though the guy in the picture looks dumbfounded on what exactly to do with the crown.