Study for the Bridge over the Arras-Lens Railway (IWM ART 1163)

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  • Art.IWM ART 3909
Art and Popular Design
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: Watercolour
  • medium: Pencil
  • medium: chalk
  • Support: Height 358 mm, Width 409 mm
  • Mount: Height 556 mm, Width 598 mm
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  • object category: drawing

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image: a squared up preparatory drawing for John Nash's painting 'The Bridge over the Arras-Lens Railway'. A view of the arched bridge over the Arras-Lens railway. A line of British infantrymen walk along the railway line, with another line of men walking along a track up the steep cliff face on the left, some carrying sections of corrugated iron. Two carriages of a hospital train are visible on the tracks in the lower foreground. There are two shell explosions in the top left and anti-aircraft fire in the sky above.

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


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