First World War - War in the Air

Soldiers and Transport in the Mountain Village of Castel del Rio

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Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART LD 4930
Production date
1945
Subject period
Materials
  • medium: Watercolour
  • support: paper
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 567 mm
  • Support: Width 775 mm
  • Frame: Height 856 mm
  • Frame: Width 1060 mm
  • Frame: Depth 33 mm
Alternative Names
  • object category: drawing
Creator
Category
art

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Object description

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.

Label

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.

History note

commission 1940 (War Office Artist)

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