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The End of War

Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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A British soldier strikes a final blow, nailing shut the door on war. The recent devastation is shown in the ruin and bloodstains all around. One contemporary critic wrote, ‘I fell to completest content in front of William Nicholson’s ‘End of War’. Nothing could be better than the sentiment and its expression.’

This work forms part of the portfolio ‘The Great War: Britain’s Efforts and Ideals’, a series of 66 lithographic prints commissioned by the Ministry of Information in 1917. The series provides a broad and fascinating representation of Britain’s war objectives, military activities and effort on the Home Front.
Title

The End of War

Medium

lithograph on paper

Measurements

H 55.3 x W 80.3 cm

Accession number

NMW A 13160

Acquisition method

gift from H. M. Ministry of Information, 1919

Work type

Print

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