The Field of Passchendaele

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 1150
Department
Art and Popular Design
Subject period
Materials
  • Frame: wood
  • Support: paper
  • Glazing: perspex
  • medium: Watercolour
  • medium: chalk
Dimensions
  • Frame: Depth 43, Height 498, Width 638
  • Support: Height 260 mm, Width 355 mm
  • Mount: Height 470 mm, Width 610 mm
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  • object category: drawing
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art

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Object description

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.

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Framed and mounted watercolour painting.

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Nash

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