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Fighting across the Jordan : an attack on Shunet Nimrin

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Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 1539
Production date
1918-04-30
Subject period
Materials
  • medium: Pencil
  • medium: Watercolour
  • support: paper
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 355 mm
  • Support: Width 495 mm
Alternative Names
  • object category: drawing
Creator
Category
art
Gift of the artist, 1918

Object description

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.

History note

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

Inscription

James McBey 30 April 1918.

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