The Battlefield near Ypres; 'The Bluff'

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  • Art.IWM ART 2490
Art and Popular Design
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: Watercolour
  • medium: ink
  • Support: Height 282 mm, Width 384 mm
  • Mount: Height 406 mm, Width 559 mm
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  • object category: drawing

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image: a view across a recent battlefield near Ypres in Flanders. In the foreground are trenches and barbed wire, with the bodies of dead soldiers. A bomb damaged bluff emerges from amongst shattered trees.


extended caption: This drawing represents the passage of an advance, with wrecked trenches and broken country at dawn

History note

Ministry of Information commission, Scheme 3. Commission administration transferred to Imperial War Museum


Battlefield near the Bluff South of Ypres. Represents the ? (missing word - possibly 'passage') of an advance. Wrecked trenches and broken country - at dawn.

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