Gheluvelt Village: German Front Line

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  • Art.IWM ART 1156
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  • Frame: wood
  • Support: paper
  • Glazing: perspex
  • medium: chalk
  • Frame: Depth 38 mm, Height 496 mm, Width 636 mm
  • Support: Height 260 mm, Width 351 mm
  • Mount: Height 470 mm, Width 610 mm
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  • object category: drawing

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Object description

image: a view across a battle scarred Western Front landscape near Gheluveldt in Flanders. Broken ground, barbed wire and a flooded shell hole dominate the foreground, with bare tree stumps and the remains of a small building along the horizon line. Dark rain clouds hang low in the sky and a shell explodes to the left.


Nash worked at Gheluveldt in the Ypres Salient area in November 1917. His work progressed rapidly and he produced around fifty drawings, which he intended to work up in his studio back at home.

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Framed and mounted painting.

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Ministry of Information commission, Scheme 3.

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