Cambrai en feu [Cambrai in Flames]

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM BUTE 142
Department
Art and Popular Design
Subject period
Materials
  • Support: paper, rag
  • medium: etching
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 223 mm, Width 314 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: print
Creator
Category
art
Gift of the 5th Marquess of Bute, 1951

Object description

image: Cambrai in flames; blackened and ruined buildings run frieze-like across the composition, framing the silhouette of the burning Cathedral in the distance, its tower and spire still intact. A pink glow emanates from the centrally placed tower and bursts through the ruins to colour the cobbled square in the foreground.

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signed Bertin

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