A Tank

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 5275
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1917
Subject period
Materials
  • Support: canvas
  • medium: oil
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 442 mm, Width 593 mm
  • Frame: Depth 45 mm, Height 650 mm, Width 810 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: painting
Creator
Category
art
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS

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Object description

image: A side view of a camouflaged tank crossing muddy terrain. The tank fills the composition.

Label

The painting replaced 'Paths of Glory' which was removed from display at the Leicester Galleries exhibition in 1918.

Label

A camouflaged tank traverses the muddy terrain at the Western Front. In order to appease the censors, Nevinson produced a series of propagandist images towards the end of the War. Here, the tank dominates the canvas, a glorification of the new machinery of war. This work replaced the censored Paths of Glory' when it was removed from display at the Leicester Galleries exhibition in 1918.

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