This print shows the only two houses in the French town of Arras not hit by shells or bombs during the first world war. One of these was Robespiere's birthplace, the other the oldest house in the town. The deserted street gives an added irony to the title. When it was illustrated in British Artists at the Front 1 1918, a brief commentary noted that 'the rest of Arras after the War will have to be built again.
|Image/Plate Size||35.5 x 24.5 cm|
|References||'Nash and Nevinson in War and in Peace', Leicester Galleries catalogue, 1977, cat. 15; Black, Jonathan, 'C.R.W. Nevinson The Complete Prints', 2014, cat. 22|