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Man in Helmet

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1986 (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 238

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.

His work frequently addresses the brutality of war, and his representation of weaponry, machinery and its other accuoutrements has been influenced by the early 20th century Italian Futurist artists. In this image a single soldier is discernable against a ground which could be an abstract pattern derived from earlier studies of armour. Much of his work has a memorial theme, looking back to various periods of intense international and global conflict.


1986 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Etching and aquatint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Michael Sandle 1986 30/35'
Signed and inscribed with date and edition no. in pencil.


Height: 34.5 cm plate, Width: 29.6 cm plate

Descriptive line

Michael Sandle: Man in Helmet. Etching and aquatint. 1986


Paper; Printing ink


Etching; Aquatint

Subjects depicted

War; Soldiers



Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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