- Catalogue number
- Art.IWM ART 2705
- Art and Popular Design
- Subject period
- Frame: wood
- Support: paper
- Glazing: perspex
- medium: Watercolour
- medium: chalk
- medium: ink
- Frame: Depth 38 mm, Height 728 mm, Width 858 mm
- Support: Height 486 mm, Width 635 mm
- Mount: Height 702 mm, Width 831 mm
- Alternative names
- object category: drawing
- Imperial War Museum
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Image: a devastated landscape, pocked with rain-filled shell-holes. A shattered tree stands to the right, the tree and the whole foreground dominated by a dense web of barbed wire. The sky is a dramatic contrast between white and purplish red coloured clouds.
Correspondence in the Imperial War Museum between Nash and the Ministry of Information reveal that the picture was substantially complete towards the end of 1918 and that Nash planned, but did not execute, a lithograph from the design (IWM War Artists Archive: IWM WW1 267A-6).
Framed watercolour painting.
Ministry of Information commission, Scheme 2. Commission administration transferred to Imperial War Museum
Paul Nash 1918 1919
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