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© Courtesy of the Artist's Estate. Presented by Sheffield Education Committee, 1942. Museums Sheffield
Education in War Time
Date Made/Found: 1940
Artist: Henry Rushbury , British, 1889 - 1968
Material and Medium: watercolour on paper
Dimensions: Frame: 735 x 794 x 22mm Sight size: 393 x 490mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.1827
Henry Rushbury was an Official War Artist in both the First and Second World War. He had a talent for creating an atmosphere in his work that captured the places and people he met. During the war he depicted the daily life of wartime, of the buildings and the people contributing to the war effort. This scene shows the children being educated in the home. In wartime over 2 million children were evacuated from the large cities to the countryside, with the closure of many schools the children continued their education in pubs, church halls and living rooms.
Display Location: In Store
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