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Robert Randoll (1864-1946):
War Searchlights over London Bridge, circa 1915
Framed (ref: 6178)
Pastel and charcoal on blue paper, labeled to reverse
9 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.
Provenance: Maas Gallery
Searchlights over London, quartering the night sky for Zeppelins, were an irresistible dramatic novelty to wartime artists, particularly Londoners. Unlike the Blitz in the Second World War, the blackout was very ineffective in the the First World War. Randoll was a minor illustrator who published views of London - the Guildhall Art Gallery has many of the originals.