Ron Embleton (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
14" x 16" (350mm x 400mm)Date:
Signed by artist in left insetThis is the Signed unique original Gouache painting by Ron Embleton.
Edith Louisa Cavell (4 December 1865 - 12 October 1915) was a British nurse. She is celebrated for saving the lives of soldiers from both sides without discrimination and in helping some 200 Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during the First World War, for which she was arrested.
She was accused of treason, found guilty by a court-martial and sentenced to death. Despite international pressure for mercy, she was shot by a German firing squad. Her execution received worldwide condemnation and extensive press coverage.