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Turning a Big Gun
  • George Clausen
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: Newbury, England, United Kingdom
  • Turning a Big Gun, 1917
  • The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 387 x 509 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/4 x 20 1/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0304

In the center of the image is a very large machine, identified as a lathe, that has numerous gears and in the center is a very large artillery barrel. In the foreground are metal tubes with rope on top and on a platform next to the lathe is a standing male figure operating the machine. In the background is a large wall of columns and beams and another small figure of a factory worker.