The Menin Road

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 1168
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1917
Subject period
Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: Watercolour
  • medium: Pencil
  • medium: ink
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 206 mm, Width 300 mm
  • Frame: Depth 40, Height 432, Width 610
  • Mount: Height 384 mm, Width 560 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: drawing
Creator
Category
art

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Object description

image: a view down the Menin Road in the Ypres sector of the Western Front. Two small columns of British troops march along the road, the foremost comprised of men of the Royal Field Artillery. Two ambulance trucks drive ahead of them. Alongside the road to the right is a group of wounded German infantry, standing in front of a road sign showing the way to Zillebeke and Hellfire Corner. In the background to the left two howitzers fire shells simultaneously towards the shell-holed distance.

Label

Roberts was stationed in the Ypres sector, just north of the Menin Road in late autumn 1917.

History note

Ministry of Information commission (Scheme 2)

Inscription

The Menin Road. Oct.17

Inscription

W. Roberts

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