Troops in the Birka

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  • Art.IWM ART LD 2529
Art and Popular Design
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  • Support: paper
  • medium: Watercolour
  • medium: ink
  • Support: Height 207 mm, Width 213 mm
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  • object category: drawing

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image: a street scene with arched entrances to a yellow arcade in the right foreground. At the foot of one of the columns a one armed beggar sits holding out his hand to two passing soldiers. To the left a small boy is trying to sell them postcards. Through one of the arches can be seen two black-robed Arab women. A mural of a kilted bagpipe-playing Scot is on the wall.

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commission 1940 (War Office Artist)


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