A Line of Retreat

Hughie O'Donoghue

The series of ten works forming A Line of Retreat charts the dramatic egress of O'Donoghue's father, and the British Army, from France during 1940. The series was conceived after the artist came into possession of journals left to him after his father's death, and would inform his work almost entirely for the next decade.

The set comprises the following works in order (illustrated left to right, descending):

i)     Wagons to Rouen

ii)    Death or Glory I

iii)   Death of Glory II

iv)   A Monument in Rouen

v)    North of Rouen, South of the Somme:

       A Crossroads in France

vi)   German Tanks, Forges-les-Eaux

vii)  A Road West

viii) Crossing the Seine (illus. right)

ix)   Clay Feet

x)    Getting out at Cherbourg (illus. right)

Artist
Hughie O'Donoghue
Title
A Line of Retreat
Medium
Set of 10 colour carborundum prints
Date
1997
Sheet (Each)
49.0 x 60.0 cm: 19 5/16 x 23 5/8 in.
Plate (Each)
49.0 x 60.0 cm: 19 5/16 x 23 5/8 in.
Edition
From the edition of 35, each titled, numbered, signed and dated by the artist
Printer
Hope Sufferance Press, London
Publisher
Hughie O'Donoghue
Literature
PQ 23/1-23/10
Reference
CC13-46
Status
Available for sale

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