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The Great Hammer
  • George Clausen
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: Newbury, England, United Kingdom
  • The Great Hammer, 1917
  • The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 348 x 455 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 11/16 x 17 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 383 x 509 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/16 x 20 1/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0303

Scene of a factory. In the center is a large metal structure with heavy sides and a curved arch at the bottom and rivets around the edges. In the foregeround is a mechanical cart with pullleys and gears. Around the machine and in the foreground there are extremely stylized shapes that may depict workers.