First World War - War in the Air

Ready for Christmas: the Canteen under St. Martin's-in-the-Fields

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Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART LD 800
Production date
1941
Subject period
Materials
  • medium: ink
  • support: paper
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 326 mm
  • Support: Width 503 mm
  • Mount: Height 517 mm
  • Mount: Width 672 mm
Alternative Names
  • object category: drawing
Creator
Category
art

Object description

image: the interior of an underground canteen under St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London. In the foreground are tables and chairs to the left and stacked chairs to the right. At the far end of the room is the canteen itself, with a man leaning on the counter talking to a woman, who stands behind it. Another figure stands in the kitchen beyond. Christmas decorations hang from the ceiling and there is a small Christmas tree on top of a cabinet on the right.

History note

War Artists Advisory Committee commission

Inscription

Kapp under London '41

Inscription

Shelter Canteen, Preparing for Christmas

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