This is a jarring image of the suburbs, with street lighting replaced by fires and normal life threatened and disturbed. The sense of urgency is heightened by Carr's rapid brush strokes and scratching of the paint surface.


  • Title: Incendiaries in a Suburb, 1941
  • Creator: Carr, Henry (RA)
  • Creator Lifespan: 1894 - 1970
  • Date Created: 1941
  • Location: London, England, UK
  • Physical Dimensions: w918 x h728 mm (unframed)
  • Provenance: © IWM (Art.IWM ART LD 1518)
  • Type: painting
  • External Link: Imperial War Museum website
  • Medium: oil

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