Longstaff, William 1879-1953 :Menin Gate at midnight. [ca 1927?].
Shows a night scene with a masonry gateway in classical style at left, and the ghosts of soldiers streaming in masses across the plain.
Inscriptions: (On accompanying brass plaque): Presented to the Commonwealth of Australia by Lord Woolavington.
The artist Longstaff was present at the opening of the Menin Gate memorial in 1925, and claimed that, unable to sleep on the night following, he walked in the moonlight and conceived this picture, with its ghostly soldiers
Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, was built to commemorate the soldiers killed there during the First World War. It was opened in 1927
Quantity: 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s).
Physical Description: Photolithograph, 243 x 493 mm (sight).
Provenance: Found in Wellington 1959. Reframed by Thomas W Shaw, 286 Rintoul St, Wellington, 10/10/65.(According to note on backing).
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s), Works of art, Photolithographs, Conjectural works, Photolithograph, 243 x 493 mm (sight)., Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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