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ID number ART14196
Title Immortal shrine
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Longstaff, Will (Artist)
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1928
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement framed: 167.6 x 299.8 cm; unframed: 137.5 x 270 cm


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.