Wire

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 2705
Department
Art and Popular Design
Subject period
Materials
  • Frame: wood
  • Support: paper
  • Glazing: perspex
  • medium: Watercolour
  • medium: chalk
  • medium: ink
Dimensions
  • 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
Creator
Category
art
Imperial War Museum

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Object description

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.

Label

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).

Physical description

Framed watercolour painting.

History note

Ministry of Information commission, Scheme 2. Commission administration transferred to Imperial War Museum

Inscription

Paul Nash 1918 1919

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