A Howitzer Firing

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  • Art.IWM ART 1152
Art and Popular Design
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  • Support: canvas
  • medium: oil
  • Support: Height 711 mm, Width 914 mm
  • Frame: Depth 50 mm, Height 936 mm, Width 1140 mm
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  • object category: painting

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image: A scene with four British artillerymen firing a Howitzer gun. They stand beneath a canopy of camoflage netting. To the right a blast of light erupts from the muzzle of the gun, and the men on the left shield their faces from the brightness.


In a letter on 5 July 1918 to the Ministry of Information, Nash announced designs for a work entitled 'Howitzer Battery Firing' (possibly this work). 'A Howitzer Firing' was a commission from the Ministry of Information and was listed as complete on 15 July 1918.

History note

Ministry of Information commission, Scheme 3.


Paul Nash

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