Crashed Aeroplane

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  • Art.IWM ART 1610
Art and Popular Design
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  • Frame: wood
  • Support: paper
  • Glazing: perspex
  • Mount: board
  • medium: Watercolour
  • Frame: Depth 41 mm, Height 651 mm, Width 856 mm
  • Support: Height 342 mm, Width 533 mm
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  • object category: drawing
Imperial War Museum. Gift of the artist, 1919

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Object description

Image: a view over fields with a crashed aircraft in the background. In the foreground two labourers gather the crop into bundles. The woman ties the sheaf, while the man works with a long handled scythe. They are both bent over their work, unheeding the scene behind.


This work was among ten that Sargent presented to the Imperial War Museum in 1919. In a letter to Alfred Yockney on 27 December 1918, he stated: 'I think my watercolours gain from being seen together in a certain quantity, and I would be glad to add to the four you have selected by giving some more. But I would like to have your assurance that they would all be hung and hung together.'

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Framed watercolour painting.


John S. Sargent 1918

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