We Visit a Wounded Woman at Assoro, Sicily and Find the Parish Priest there who Gives Us Wine

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  • Art.IWM ART LD 3392
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  • medium: Watercolour
  • Support: Height 287 mm, Width 394 mm
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  • object category: drawing

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image: The old woman lies in a large brass bed in the corner of the bedroom. Another old woman sits at her side. Two officers stand nearby talking to the priest, while another sits at a table at the foot of the bed with a glass of wine.


Ardizzone records the meeting in his diary on 28 July 1943: 'Meet outside the house a friendly Canadian who gives us tea which we are lacking and then takes us to visit the local priest who we find giving comfort to a sister with a shrapnel wound in her leg. Simple cottage furniture. We are offered a wine, a vin rose type, not bad.' (IWM LD 7580 [A])

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commission 1940 (War Office Artist)



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