Angel Street from Snig Hill, SheffieldArtist:
, British, 1889 - 1968
Material and Medium: watercolour and chalk on paper
Dimensions: Frame: 892 x 1113 x 23mm
Support: 507 x 760mm
Sight size: 484 x 734mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.2196
This devastated scene shows the aftermath of the bombings in the Second World War as a small group of soldiers put out a fire in the foreground. Angel Street, once the home of Cockayne the drapers, had all been destroyed.
Using browns and greys to enhance the desolation of the scene, Rushbury has made a detailed study of the structures of the buildings. Faint pencil lines and black chalk describe the intimate detail of the destruction.