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Station Mausoleum

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on silver polyester film

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fischer Fine Art Ltd., London

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 19 G

Michael Sandle, born (1936) and brought up on the Isle of Man, is best recognised 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.

In the early 1970s Sandle made several screenprints where the hard-edged contrast between black ink and silvered ground made for a particularly harsh effect, well suited to his subject matter which often addressed brutality and violence.Much of his work has a memorial theme, looking back to various periods of intense international and global conflict. This image which might almost be a study for a sculpture suggests the architecture of the Nazi Third Reich, with stripped-down pillars and de-humanised scale.


1972 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on silver polyester film

Marks and inscriptions

'M' Sandle '72/ Station Mausoleum/ 30/35'
Signed and inscribed with date, title and edition no. in pencil.


Height: 66.1 cm sheet, Width: 83.9 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Michael Sandle: Station Mausoleum. Screenprint on silver polyester film.1972

Production Note

Attribution note: The image plays on the logo for J.Arthur Rank Film Studios


Card support; Printing ink; Polyester film


Screenprint; Aquatint

Subjects depicted

Tomb; Mausoleum; Power (political); Station; Power (military)


Prints; Death

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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