Shot at Dawn numbers 14 & 22 by Chloe Dewe Mathews

These two photographic works by Chloe Dewe Mathews are from ‘Shot at Dawn’, a series which records some of the sites at which British, French and Belgian soldiers were executed for cowardice or desertion during the First World War.


Archival C-type print
150 × 120cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,235 ( Total: £5,670)
Acquired in:
Chloe Dewe Mathews

The pictures were commissioned by the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, and show the sites as they are today. The quiet, contemplative images now stand as a memorial to these brutal events a century after they took place.


The artist

Venue details

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry West Midlands CV1 5QP 024 7623 7521

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