Crashed Aeroplane

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 1610
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1918
Subject period
Materials
  • Frame: wood
  • Support: paper
  • Glazing: perspex
  • Mount: board
  • medium: Watercolour
Dimensions
  • Frame: Depth 41 mm, Height 651 mm, Width 856 mm
  • Support: Height 342 mm, Width 533 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: drawing
Creator
Category
art
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.

Label

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.'

Physical description

Framed watercolour painting.

Inscription

John S. Sargent 1918

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