Edward Ardizzone Soldiers Holding Up Rosaries to be Blessed at a Papal Audience 1944

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Artwork details

Artist
Edward Ardizzone 1900–1979
Title
Soldiers Holding Up Rosaries to be Blessed at a Papal Audience
Date 1944
Medium Watercolour and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 181 x 187 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05673
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05673 SOLDIERS HOLDING UP ROSARIES TO BE BLESSED AT A PAPAL AUDIENCE 1944 
 
Inscr. ‘EA.’ b.r.  

Watercolour, pen and ink (sight), 7 1/8×7 3/8 (18×19).  
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.  

Exh: National War Pictures, R.A., October–November 1945 (789).  

Painted in September 1944. The painting records the scene at one of a number of Papal audiences that the Pope gave to English soldiers billeted in or near Rome (letter from the artist, 7 October 1959).

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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