An image of Program for the unveiling of the Blackburn War Memorial in the Corporation Park

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Program for the unveiling of the Blackburn War Memorial in the Corporation Park

Location
Not on display
Further information

Bertram Mackennal's Blackburn War Memorial 1924 is located in Corporation Park, Blackburn, Lancashire in the United Kingdom. The group of bronze figures were commissioned in 1923 and unveiled in August 1924.

Pauline Kraay, the artist's granddaughter, wrote about this work: 'The idea portrayed in the bronze group is "the son, returning war-worn after the conflict, received by the Motherland, supported by her, and led to Peace". The base supporting the memorial is of white Stancliffe Stone, from Darley Dale, and is inscribed with the following words in bronze lettering: "In Remembrance 1914-1918"'.

Place of origin
Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Year
circa 1924
Media
Book
Medium
bound book: 10 leaves, commercially printed in black and white
Dimensions
22.0 x 14.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of the artist's granddaughter, Pauline Kraay, 2012
Accession number
ARC354.5.4