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Title

Image of a sketch model for Blackburn War Memorial by Bertram Mackennal

circa 1923

Artist

Unknown

England

  • Details

    Date
    circa 1923
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    12.0 x 16.5 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of the artist's granddaughter, Pauline Kraay, 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC354.5.3
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    81

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  • About

    Bertram Mackennal's Blackburn War Memorial 1924 is located in Corporation Park, Blackburn, Lancashire in the United Kingdom. The group of bronze figures were commissioned in 1923 and unveiled in August 1924.

    Pauline Kraay, the artist's granddaughter, wrote about this work: 'The idea portrayed in the bronze group is "the son, returning war-worn after the conflict, received by the Motherland, supported by her, and led to Peace". The base supporting the memorial is of white Stancliffe Stone, from Darley Dale, and is inscribed with the following words in bronze lettering: "In Remembrance 1914-1918"'.

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