Artist Frank Brangwyn: Original design for the woodcut ‘Damn the War’, 1919

Artist Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956): Original design for the woodcut ‘Damn the War’, 1919

 
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Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956):
Original design for the woodcut ‘Damn the War’, 1919
Framed (ref: 2575)

Black wash, 3 x 21/2 in. (7.5 × 6.4 cm.)

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Provenance: Ct.William de Belleroche; private collection since 1968.
Literature: Walter Shaw Sparrow, Prints and Drawings by Frank Brangwyn, John Lane, London, 1919, illus. p. 97; Dominique Marechal, Collectie Frank Brangwyn, Bruges 1987, illus. p. 266 (inv. 0.2/91.III).

The dramatic gesture of the principal figure echoes the stance of the innocent
victim in Francisco de Goya’s The Third of May 1808 (1814).

Damn theWar isV1484 in Libby Horner’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné.