Woman in a Bomb Blast

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'Woman in a Bomb Blast' is the largest of F. E. McWilliam’s 'Women of Belfast' series made between 1972 and 1974. These bronze sculptures of female figures, caught in an explosion, were McWilliam’s response to the bombing of the Abercorn Tea Rooms, Belfast, in March 1972 in which a number of young women were killed and injured. Although the source was specific, McWilliam considered these sculptures to be universal symbols of women as victims of mens’ stupidity.

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Woman in a Bomb Blast






H 58 x W 132 x D 58 cm;
Plinth: H 63 x W 92 x D 43 cm

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anonymous loan

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