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Print - Revolution Death and Baracades [sic]
  • Revolution Death and Baracades [sic]
    Sandle, Michael, born 1936
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Revolution Death and Baracades [sic]

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sandle, Michael, born 1936 (artist)
    Fischer Fine Art (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and aquatint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fischer Fine Art Ltd., London

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 300, box B

Michael Sandle, born (1936) and brought up on the Isle of Man, is best known as a sculptor but spent most of his time whilst a student at the Slade in the etching and lithography studios. In a statement made in 1988 he averred that printmaking was a seminal activity for him, which significantly affected his development as an artist, particularly the way he continued to draw and he confessed to sometimes having a longing to make prints.

After a period of working in the USA and Canada, he has spent much of his professional life in Germany at the Academy of Art at Karlsruhe. His work addresses the brutality of war, and his representation of weaponry, machinery and its other accoutrements has been influenced by the early 20th-century Italian Futurist artists. Much of his work has a memorial theme, looking back to various periods of intense international and global conflict. Here, a band of bullet-headed soldiers, led by the figure of Death, protect their barricade with guns, surrounded by a ravaged landscape.


1985 (made)


Sandle, Michael, born 1936 (artist)
Fischer Fine Art (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and aquatint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Michael Sandle 1985 30/30'
Signed and inscribed with date and edition no. in pencil.


Height: 37 cm plate, Width: 54.4 cm plate

Descriptive line

Michael Sandle Revolution: Death and Baracades [sic]. Etching and aquatint. 1985


Paper; Printing ink


Etching; Aquatint

Subjects depicted

War; Guns


Prints; Death; Arms & Armour

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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