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Shattered landscape, Cleve

Alex Colville (b. 1920)
Shattered landscape, Alex Colville, Canadian War Museum, 19710261-2116

"On 19 February I painted Shattered Landscape," noted Colville in his official monthly report. "This was a broken house surrounded by huge trees which had all their branches torn off by bombs and shells. German shells kept passing over my head at ten-minute intervals, harassing a crossroads a few hundred yards behind me."

Watercolour on paper 57.2 x 38.8 cm
Painted in 1945
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
Canadian War Museum 19710261-2116

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