Fighting across the Jordan : an attack on Shunet Nimrin
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- Art.IWM ART 1539
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- medium: Pencil
- medium: Watercolour
- support: paper
- Support: Height 355 mm
- Support: Width 495 mm
- Alternative Names
- object category: drawing
- Gift of the artist, 1918
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image: a view from high ground across the Jordan valley. The river meanders across the composition in the middle distance, with a swathe of greenery bordering it and distinguishing it from the surrounding drier and rockier soil. A suspension bridge and a pontoon bridge cross the river at separate points, and horse-drawn carts and columns are visible moving along a road that crosses the river at the suspension bridge. In the foreground is a hut, a military truck and some resting camels. Further in the distance puffs of smoke show artillery fire where fighting is going on at the far edge of the valley, with steep slopes in the background.
Wellington House commission, transferred to Dept and Ministry of Information and then to the Imperial War Museum
James McBey 30 April 1918.
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