Study for cover "The National Institute for the Blind" (B2910)
Framed (ref: 6188)
Signed with monograph and signature in pencil
Pencil and gouache on paper, mounted on card
13 1/8 x 8 1/2 in. (33.5 x 21.7 cm)
Tags: Frank Brangwyn war WW-1 Paintings
Literature: Libby Horner, Brangwyn at WAR! (Horner and Goldmark, 2014) p.88
The war resulted in a huge increase in blindness - partly a consequence of the deployment of chemical warfare. By recalling Rodin's Burghers of Calais (1884) Brangwyn's wartime design explores the themes of dignity and sacrifice.