The Interior of a Hospital Tent
- Catalogue number
- Art.IWM ART 1611
- Art and Popular Design
- Production date
- Subject period
- Frame: wood
- Support: paper
- Glazing: perspex
- Mount: board
- medium: Watercolour
- Frame: Depth 32 mm, Height 730 mm, Width 861 mm
- Support: Height 393 mm, Width 528 mm
- Mount: Height 591 mm, Width 725 mm
- Alternative names
- object category: drawing
- IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS Gift of the artist, 1919
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Image: the interior of a hospital tent with campbeds lining the side. Many of the beds are occupied and covered with brown or red blankets. One soldier lies propped up on pillows reading, another sleeps turned on his side the light from the open tent flap falling on his bed.
Late in September 1918, while gathering material for 'Gassed' near Peronne, Sargent was struck down with influenza and taken to a hospital near Roisel. Here, he spent a week in a hospital bed next to the war-wounded, which inspired this work.
The injured lie recovering in a hospital tent. Late in September 1918, while gathering material for 'Gassed' near Peronne, Sargent was struck down with influenza and taken to a hospital near Roisel. Here, he spent a week in a hospital bed next to the war-wounded, which inspired this work.
Framed and mounted watercolour painting.
John S. Sargent 1918
Associated people and organisations
- Great Britain GB
- United States of America US
- Roisel, Somme, France
- 41st Casualty Clearing Station, Roisel
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