Soldiers and Transport in the Mountain Village of Castel del Rio
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- Art.IWM ART LD 4930
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- medium: Watercolour
- support: paper
- Support: Height 567 mm
- Support: Width 775 mm
- Frame: Height 856 mm
- Frame: Width 1060 mm
- Frame: Depth 33 mm
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- object category: drawing
image: A winter's day. The road, buildings and hills beyond are covered with snow. An army convoy is parked in front of the buildings and various personnel are in the street. A small group are warming their hands on a fire.
Ardizzone departed Rome for Florence on 6 January 1945. After a day there, he moved forward into the mountains visiting Castel del Rio on the way. He records this in his diary on 10 January 1945: 'Through Castel del Rio, a little mountain village packed with army transport...'. He worked on this drawing from 18-22 January finding the snow very difficult to capture.
commission 1940 (War Office Artist)
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