First World War - War in the Air

A Howitzer Firing

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Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 1152
Production date
1918
Subject period
Materials
  • medium: oil
  • support: canvas
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 711 mm
  • Support: Width 914 mm
  • Frame: Height 936 mm
  • Frame: Width 1140 mm
  • Frame: Depth 50 mm
Alternative Names
  • object category: painting
Creator
Category
art

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Object description

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.

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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.

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Paul Nash

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