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La Dernière Nuit Rouge, Place de la Concorde, 14 Juillet 1919: Planche XIII. -- La Bombe de 100 Kg. de la Rue Geoffroy-Marie. Mars 1918
  • Maurice Busset
    1879–1936
    born: Clermont-Ferrand, France ; died: Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • La Dernière Nuit Rouge, Place de la Concorde, 14 Juillet 1919: Planche XIII. -- La Bombe de 100 Kg. de la Rue Geoffroy-Marie. Mars 1918, 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: 354 x 246 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 15/16 x 9 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 372 x 264 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 10 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 495 x 395 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 19 1/2 x 15 9/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0058.15
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An immense fire rendered in bright oranges and yellows at the center of the image illuminates the figures of fireman and the silhouettes of buildings and heaps of rubble in bright pink and magenta tones. Firemen at far right spray jets of water onto the flames.