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Les Projecteurs (The Searchlights)
  • Maurice Busset
    born: Clermont-Ferrand, France ; died: Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Les Projecteurs (The Searchlights), 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
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 248 x 356 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/4 x 14 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 266 x 376 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 14 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 395 x 495 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 15 9/16 x 19 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0058.06
Catalogue raisonné

Three figures crouch in the foreground behind a pile of torpedoes, against black and dark blue ground. The City of Paris stretches through the middle ground in gray-blue with Eiffel tower and other buildings delineated in black against a low horizon. White searchlights cut diagonally across a starry sky with low clouds and a full moon at upper right.