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"The Great Hammer": P.14928-R(27)

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"The Great Hammer"
The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals


Clausen, George (Printmaker)
Ministry of Information (Publisher)
After Clausen, George (Draughtsman)


An interior view of part of a munitions factory and the machinery used to make them, the image here dominated by the enormous hammer at the centre with the figures of workers barely sketched in in the left foreground.


History note: From the printed Annual Report, 1919: 'A collection of sixty-six large lithographic prints by Muirhead Bone, Eric Kennington, George Clausen, R.A., Frank Brangwyn, A.R.A., C.R.W. Nevinson, William Rothenstein, Charles Pears, Claude Shepperson, A.S. Hartrick, and other artists, illustrating The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals, have been received from the Ministry of Information, under whose auspices these splendid lithographs were made.'

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Given by the Ministry of Information, 1919

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Method of acquisition: Given (1919) by Ministry of Information


Production date: AD 1917


Monochrome print, in black ink only. Signed and dated at lower right: 'G CLAUSEN.1917.'. Blindstamp of Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (George V) as used by HM Government at lower left. The paper is watermarked: 'HOLBEIN'.

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Accession number: P.14928-R(27)
Primary reference Number: 239844
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Monday 24 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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