Frank Brangwyn: Study for cover "The National Institute for the Blind" (B2910) - on Art WW I

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Frank Brangwyn:
Study for cover "The National Institute for the Blind" (B2910)

Framed (ref: 6188)
Signed with monograph and signature in pencil
Pencil and gouache on paper, mounted on card
13 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (33.5 x 21.7 cm)

Tags: Frank Brangwyn gouache pencil war WW-1 Paintings



Provenance: Peter Cornish


Literature: Libby Horner, Brangwyn at WAR! (Horner and Goldmark, 2014) p.88


The war resulted in a huge increase in blindness - partly a consequence of the deployment of chemical warfare. By recalling Rodin's Burghers of Calais (1884) Brangwyn's wartime design explores the themes of dignity and sacrifice.


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