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The End of War: P.14925-R(8)

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Titles

The End of War
The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals

Maker(s)

Nicholson, William (Printmaker)
Ministry of Information (Publisher)
After Nicholson, William (Draughtsman)

Description

A soldier hammers a nail into a tree trunk pushed against a door leading to 'WAR' using a mallet which resembles a human skull. Red blood lies in pools on the ground around him. An abandoned and broken drum is seen to the left and ruined buildings and blasted trees to the right.

Notes

History note: From the printed Annual Report, 1919: 'A collection of sixty-six large lithographic prints by Muirhead Bone, Eric Kennington, George Clausen, R.A., Frank Brangwyn, A.R.A., C.R.W. Nevinson, William Rothenstein, Charles Pears, Claude Shepperson, A.S. Hartrick, and other artists, illustrating The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals, have been received from the Ministry of Information, under whose auspices these splendid lithographs were made.'

Legal notes

Given by the Ministry of Information, 1919

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919) by Ministry of Information

Dating

20th-century
Production date: AD 1917

Note

Printed in three colours: brown, black and red. Signed at lower left: 'Nicholson'. Blindstamp of Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (George V) as used by HM Government at lower right.

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Lithography

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14925-R(8)
Primary reference Number: 239822
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Monday 24 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "The End of War" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/239822 Accessed: 2022-06-28 17:31:02

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