Immortal shrine
ID numberART14196
Collection typeArt
TitleImmortal shrine
Measurementframed: 167.6 x 299.8 cm; unframed: 137.5 x 270 cm
Object typePainting
MakerLongstaff, Will
Place madeUnited Kingdom: England
Date made1928
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionLongstaff'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.