Anthony Gross Liberation and Battle of France: The Fall of the Arsenal at Cherbourg 1944

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Artwork details

Artist
Anthony Gross 1905–1984
Title
Liberation and Battle of France: The Fall of the Arsenal at Cherbourg
Date 1944
Medium Ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 394 x 571 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05698
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05698 LIBERATION AND BATTLE OF FRANCE: THE FALL OF THE ARSENAL AT CHERBOURG 1944
 
Inscr. ‘Anthony Gross 1944 28th June 10 hrs. Fall of the Arsenal - Cherbourg’ b.r.
Watercolour, 15 1/2×22 1/2 (39×57).
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, National Gallery, 1945, and R.A., October–November 1945 (807).

An American tank is trained on the centre gate of the Arsenal, while German prisoners gather beside the bridge over the dike (which had been blown). The French flag has just been hoisted.

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

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