|Place||Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London|
|Measurement||framed: 167.6 x 299.8 cm; unframed: 137.5 x 270 cm|
|Physical description||oil on canvas|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Longstaff's 'Immortal shrine', also known as 'Eternal silence', depicts endless columns of ghostly soldiers marching past the Cenotaph on a rainy Remembrance Day in 1928. The Cenotaph itself has a surreal presence, gauntly white in front of the sombre blue-back buildings that dissolve into the background. Like its well-known predecessor 'Menin Gate at midnight', this painting has undeniable power and is just as hypnotic and evocative.