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Title

Program for the unveiling of the Blackburn War Memorial in the Corporation Park

circa 1924


Artist

The Standard Press

circa 1870 - circa 1930


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"'.


Details


Place where the work was made

Blackburn Lancashire England


Date

circa 1924


Media category

Book


Materials used

bound book: 10 leaves, commercially printed in black and white


Dimensions

22.0 x 14.0 cm sheet


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

ARC354.5.4


Artist information

The Standard Press

Works in the collection

1