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© Courtesy of the Artist's Estate. Presented by Sheffield Education Committee, 1942. Museums Sheffield
Blitzed School
Date Made/Found: 1940
Artist: Henry Rushbury , British, 1889 - 1968
Material and Medium: watercolour and black chalk on paper
Dimensions: Sight size: 353 x 521mm Frame: 665 x 785mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.1818
This scene of a blitzed school shows the extent of how the aerial bombings affected all aspects of city life. Henry Rushbury has made a detailed record of the destruction as he found it in 1940. A structured system of pencil grid lines has helped Rushbury record the accurate detail of the architecture, reinforced by black chalk outlines. He shows his skill in watercolour by creating the watery effect of the rain soaked ground.
Display Location: Millennium Gallery

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