A Street in Arras

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  • Art.IWM ART 1607
Art and Popular Design
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  • Frame: wood
  • Support: paper
  • Glazing: perspex
  • Mount: board
  • medium: Watercolour
  • Frame: Depth 35 mm, Height 725 mm, Width 867 mm
  • Support: Height 393 mm, Width 527 mm
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  • object category: drawing
Gift of Sir Muirhead Bone, 1919

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Object description

Image: Scottish infantrymen resting against the exterior wall of a shell-damaged building. The composition is divided between the view into the coach house, and the scene in the street. The hole blasted into the wall shows the remains of a carriage lying amongst the rubble from the roof. Outside soldiers dressed in kilts sit leaning against the exterior, one figure standing. They are resting, their rifles leaning against the wall beside them.

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Framed and mounted watercolour painting.


John S. Sargent Arras Aug. 1918

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