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Les Sirenes (The Sirens)
  • Maurice Busset
    1879–1936
    born: Clermont-Ferrand, France ; died: Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Les Sirenes (The Sirens), 1918
  • Au temps des Gothas, Paris bombardé, Janvier - Juillet 1918, Nocturnes en bleu et rouge
  • Where object was made: France
  • color woodcut
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 270 x 382 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 5/8 x 15 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 395 x 495 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 15 9/16 x 19 1/2 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 250 x 362 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 13/16 x 14 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0058.04
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Bell tower of Notre-Dame cathedral in left foreground with rotating connical sirens and figures on the roof; beyond the cathedral spires, Seine river stretches vertically across center of image, fading into background; rough citiscape extends to horizon, where orange and yellow fire is visible at upper center. White searchlights cut across top of image from left and right.