The Field of Passchendaele
- Catalogue number
- Art.IWM ART 1150
- Art and Popular Design
- Subject period
- Frame: wood
- Support: paper
- Glazing: perspex
- medium: Watercolour
- medium: chalk
- Frame: Depth 43, Height 498, Width 638
- Support: Height 260 mm, Width 355 mm
- Mount: Height 470 mm, Width 610 mm
- Alternative names
- object category: drawing
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Image: a battle scarred Western Front landscape near Passchendaele in Flanders. A large water-filled shell hole dominates the foreground, with two dead soldiers lying nearby on the left. Beyond them is the entrance to a dugout, a small bomb damaged brick structure and numerous bare tree stumps representing the remnants of a small wood. These stumps are echoed in a web of barbed wire on the right, held up by wooden stakes. On the horizon a few beams of sunlight pierce the heavy black cloud, two shells exploding to the right.
Framed and mounted watercolour painting.
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