The Interior of a Hospital Tent

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 1611
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1918
Subject period
Materials
  • Frame: wood
  • Support: paper
  • Glazing: perspex
  • Mount: board
  • medium: Watercolour
Dimensions
  • Frame: Depth 32 mm, Height 730 mm, Width 861 mm
  • Support: Height 393 mm, Width 528 mm
  • Mount: Height 591 mm, Width 725 mm
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  • object category: drawing
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Category
art
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS Gift of the artist, 1919

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Object description

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.

Label

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.

Label

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.

Physical description

Framed and mounted watercolour painting.

Inscription

John S. Sargent 1918

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