Study for a Shell Dump, France

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 1164
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1918
Subject period
Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: Pencil
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 497 mm, Width 626 mm
  • Mount: Height 609 mm, Width 810 mm
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  • object category: drawing
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Category
art

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Object description

image: a squared up preparatory sketch for 'A Shell Dump, France'. Gunners are lined up along duck-boarded walkways, passing artillery shells to one another in a long chain. Some men also carry wooden boxes and there is a sign stating '9th Div' in the background.

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The sketches for 'A Shell Dump, France' (IWM ART 2273) were made retrospectively in December 1918 at Bramley Dump near Reading.

Label

This study for 'A Shell Dump, France' (IWM ART 2273) starts to draw out the detail and character of the final painting.

History note

Ministry of Information commission (Scheme 2)

Inscription

WILLIAM ROBERTS. 1918.

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