The Gun Sentry

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 1404
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1917-05-29
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Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: Watercolour
  • medium: ink
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 317 mm, Width 508 mm
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  • object category: drawing
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Category
art
Gift of the artist, 1919

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Object description

image: a sailor stands beside a large gun at the stern end of a troop transport ship, looking out to sea with the ship's wake curving off into the distance. The gun deck consists of numerous planks of wood.

History note

Wellington House commission, transferred to Dept and Ministry of Information and then to the Imperial War Museum

Inscription

James McBey 29 May 1917.

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