Caen

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART LD 4513
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1944
Subject period
Materials
  • Support: canvas
  • medium: oil
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 495 mm, Width 749 mm
  • Frame: Height 650 mm, Width 910 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: painting
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Category
art

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Object description

image: a view along a street in Caen which has been almost wholly demolished. Large piles of rubble lie amongst ruined facades of buildings along either side of the road. In the foreground there is a small area marked with four wooden crosses with German helmets laid at their base, surrounded by a low chain fence. Standing text to the crosses is a wooden sign marked with an arrow pointing downwards and German gothic text.

Physical description

LD 5793 is a sketch of the same scene with a near identical composition

History note

War Artists Advisory Committee commission

Inscription

Stephen Bone 1944

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