Print of the Month (WWI)

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DISPLAY: The Surrender of Jerusalem by James McBe, 1920.

Etching and drypoint.

Self-taught James McBey (1883 – 1958) was the official war artist to the Egyptian Expeditionary Force during 1917 and 1918, accompanying the allied advance in Palestine. This image shows the surrender of Jerusalem on 9th December 1917. In the distance, the Mayor of Jerusalem, Hussein Salim al-Husseini, is visible between two Turkish police officers carrying white flags of surrender. The two British soldiers in the foreground are Sergeants Frederick Hurcomb and James Sedgwick of 2/19th Battalion, London Regiment.

15 April - March - 2 May 2014, monthly changing

National Art Library opening times:

Tuesday - Thursday 10.00-17.30
Friday 10.00- 18.30
Saturday 10.00-17.30

Easter closure:
Closed from 17.30 Thursday 17 April
Re-opening at 10.00 Tuesday 22 April

Displays complement our permanent collections, there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.

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