Royal Irish Fusiliers: 'Just come from the Chemical Works, Roeux: 21st May 1917'

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 3013
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1917-05-21
Subject period
Materials
  • Frame: wood
  • Support: paper
  • Glazing: perspex
  • Window Mount: board
  • medium: charcoal
Dimensions
  • Frame: Depth 33 mm, Height 743 mm, Width 632 mm
  • Support: Height 520 mm, Width 419 mm
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  • object category: drawing
Creator
Category
art
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS Gift of the artist, 1918

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Object description

image: A study of an exhausted soldier slumped in a sitting position, his steel helmet balanced on his knee and his arms hanging loosely by his sides.

Label

The soldier was identified by Sir James Stronge as a Sergeant Slater who was killed later in the war. In November 1918, Sir James wrote to Agnews, where the drawing had been exhibited, requesting photographs to give to the family and further information that might be of interest to them.

Physical description

Framed and mounted charcoal drawing.

History note

Department of Information commission

Inscription

21st May 1917*

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