First World War - War in the Air

Mustard Gas: Sketch to Illustrate the Effect of Mustard Gas on Horses

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Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 4942
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Materials
  • medium: Watercolour
  • medium: charcoal
  • support: paper
Dimensions
  • Frame: Height 485 mm
  • Frame: Width 565 mm
  • Frame: Depth 25 mm
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  • object category: drawing
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Category
art
Gift of the artist, 1935

Object description

image: a study of the head, neck and upper part of a horse suffering from severe burns as a result of mustard gas. Large sections of the horse's head, neck and chest are hairless, with mottled red and orange skin bordered by the horse's natural brown coat.

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