The Carpenter of Hesdin

1917
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(British, 1883–1959)
Sheet: 22.2 x 34.5 cm (8 3/4 x 13 9/16 in.); Image: 19.6 x 30.6 cm (7 11/16 x 12 1/16 in.)
Catalogue raisonné: Hardie, 178
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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McBey was an official war artist during the latter part of the First World War, an experience reflected in his work. The Carpenter of Hesdin depicts a craftsman making wooden crosses for the graves of French soldiers. Drypoint produces rich, velvety shadows that perfectly describe the cold and gloomy February day.
The Carpenter of Hesdin

The Carpenter of Hesdin

1917

James McBey

(British, 1883–1959)
England, 20th century

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