AN ENGLISH CUBIST




WILLIAM ROBERTS:

The Control Room, Civil Defence Headquarters



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The Control Room

The Control Room, Civil Defence Headquarters, 1941

Oil on canvas, 60 cm x 69 cm

PROVENANCE: Imperial War Museum (LD922), commissioned by the War Artists Advisory Committee, 7 Jan. 1941, delivered 28 Mar. 1941 > Salford Art Gallery (1947)
EXHIBITION HISTORY: British Institute of Adult Education (2) 1941, Tate Gallery 1965, Whitechapel Gallery 1972, Newcastle 2004
For a discussion of this painting by Tom Lubbock, with particular reference to the use of a detail of it on the cover of the Penguin edition of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (from 1966 to 1980), click here.




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