After the Battle

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  • Art.IWM ART 2706
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  • Frame: wood
  • Support: paper
  • Glazing: perspex
  • medium: Watercolour
  • medium: ink
  • Frame: Depth 33 mm, Height 712 mm, Width 832 mm
  • Support: Height 598 mm, Width 733 mm
  • Mount: Height 686 mm, Width 805 mm
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  • object category: drawing

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Object description

image: a view of a Western Front battlefield in the aftermath of battle, with rain falling from the sky. Four corpses lie amongst shattered trenches, with broken duckboards, barbed wire and corrugated iron littering the scene. There are also water filled shell holes and the remains of a few bare trees on the horizon.


Correspondence in the Imperial War Museum between Nash and the Ministry of Information refers to a picture, not otherwise identified, called 'After an Advance', which was substantially complete in 1918 (Causey/ IWM War Artists Archive: Cat. No. IWM WW1 267A-6).

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Framed and mounted watercolour painting.

History note

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


Paul Nash 1918. 1919 (signed)

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