Epiphany 1941: Britannia and Germania Embracing by David Jones

David Jones served in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War and many years later, in 1937, published a book entitled 'In Parenthesis'.


Pencil, ink & watercolour
30.5 x 24.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £10,000)
Acquired in:
Anthony d'Offay Gallery

It is dedicated to, among others, 'the enemy front-fighters who shared our pains against whom we found ourselves by misadventure', a clear indication of his solidarity with the enemy that finds further expression in this drawing. The inscription 'Oh Sisters Two, what shall we do' is a line from the Coventry Carol, associated with the theme of the Massacre of the Innocents.


T.E.Burns; Antony d'Offay Ltd.

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