The Demolition Squad by William Roberts

Depicts a demolition squad at work removing artefacts, debris and a covered victim from the ruins of a church.


Oil on canvas
54 x 80 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,500 ( Total: £50,000)
Acquired in:
Gillian Jason Gallery

Probably Christopher Wren's Christ Church Greyfriars in Newgate Street, which was virtually destroyed in the extremely severe raid on December 29 1940.


Private collection.

Venue details

Guildhall Art Gallery Guildhall Yard, LONDON London EC2V 5AE 020 7332 3700

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