Not on display
- Anthony Gross 1905–1984
- Ink and watercolour on paper
- Support: 394 x 571 mm
- Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
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.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I