Study for Oppy Wood, 1917. (IWM:ART 2243)

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  • Art.IWM ART 3906
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  • medium: Pencil
  • medium: ink
  • medium: wash
  • support: tracing paper
  • Support: Height 254 mm
  • Support: Width 298 mm
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  • object category: drawing

Object description

image: the lower half of the composition has a view inside a trench with duckboard paths leading to a dug-out. Two infantrymen stand to the left on a firestep looking over the parapet into No Man's Land. There is a wood of shattered trees littered with corrugated iron and planks at ground level to the right of the composition. The sky above has an unusual cloud formation and two clouds of earth to the left show the fall of two artillery shells in No Man's Land.

History note

Ministry of Information Commission, Scheme 2. Commission administration transferred to Imperial War Museum