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Women of Belfast
Women of Belfast
Women of Belfast
Women of Belfast
Women of Belfast
Women of Belfast
Women of Belfast
Women of Belfast
Women of Belfast
Women of Belfast

© copyright of the FE McWilliam Estate. Photo credit: National Trust Images

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One of five casts and the largest in the series of some twenty studies entitled 'Women of Belfast', begun in 1971 as a response to the escalation of violence in Northern Ireland at that time. In the sculptor's treatment of the figure he uses distortion as an expression of extreme emotion. A woman is flung back by the impact of an explosion. Both the force of the composition and the texture of the bronze indicate the agony of the subject, a symbol of all innocent victims of violence.

National Trust, The Argory







H 57.2 x W 25.4 x D 77.5 cm

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signed lower right: McW, 1972


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