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Photograph - Haywain with Cruise Missiles
  • Haywain with Cruise Missiles
    Kennard, Peter Lawrence, born 1949
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Haywain with Cruise Missiles

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1980 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kennard, Peter Lawrence, born 1949 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photomontage

  • Museum number:

    E.859-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In this subversive photomontage, three nuclear warheads are inserted into the idyllic East Anglian countryside depicted in John Constable's famous painting The Hay Wain (1821). The impetus for this work was the proposal to hone US nuclear cruise missiles in rural East Anglia. It was also a response to a Ministry of Defence leaflet that portrayed the missiles in delicate watercolours.

Physical description

A black and white photograph depicting an altered version of Constable's oil painting The Hay Wain. Inside the hay wain there are now three nuclear warheads and a man in military gear holding a grenade in his right hand.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1980 (made)

Artist/maker

Kennard, Peter Lawrence, born 1949 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Photomontage

Dimensions

Height: 52.5 cm image, Width: 75 cm image

Descriptive line

Photograph by Peter Kennard, 'Haywain with Cruise Missiles', photographic collage, London, 1980

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1994

Labels and date

In this subversive photomontage, three nuclear warheads are inserted into the idyllic East Anglian countryside depicted in John Constable's famous painting The Hay Wain (1821). The impetus for this work was the proposal to hone US nuclear cruise missiles in rural East Anglia. It was also a response to a Ministry of Defence leaflet that portrayed the missiles in delicate watercolours. [11/08/2011-27/11/2011]

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Photography; Collage

Subjects depicted

Cart; Trees; Nuclear bombs; River; Cottage; Horses; Dog; Soldier

Categories

Photographs; Collages; War

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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