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The Rebirth of the Arts

Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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From the ruins, death and devastation of war the figure of Arts, in the form of a woman, rises up, holding a sprig of bay leaves, a symbol of glory. A rainbow, perhaps representing hope, appears over the desolation.

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.

National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

  • Medium

    lithograph on paper

  • Measurements

    80.4 x 51.3 cm

  • Accession number

    NMW A 13163

  • Acquisition method

    gift from H. M. Ministry of Information, 1919

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National Museum Wales, National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff (Caerdydd) CF10 3NP Wales

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