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  • Montauban Wood, with Graves

    Montauban Wood, with Graves

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917-04-01

    Art.IWM ART 3040

    image: a view across a battle-scarred landscape. The ground is broken by shell holes, destroyed trenches and shattered trees. A grave marked with a wooden cross stands in the immediate right foreground.

  • A Highlander Passing a Grave

    A Highlander Passing a Grave

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2995

    image: A soldier from a Highland regiment standing on a mound of white chalky soil against a dark blue sky. He holds his rifle in his right hand, and looks down at a grave marked with a cross on the left. There is another marked grave in the distance.

  • A Man Resting, near Arras. Mont St Eloi on the left, Vimy Ridge in the distance

    A Man Resting, near Arras. Mont St Eloi on the left, Vimy Ridge in the distance

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2990

    image: a young British infantryman in full kit lying asleep on the ground. He rests his head on his hands, his steel helmet on the ground near his head. Ruins can be seen on Mont St Eloi in the left background, with the high ground of Vimy Ridge just...

  • A Trench, Thiepval: German wire

    A Trench, Thiepval: German wire

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2384

    image: a view along a bomb damaged trench, which runs from the bottom right of the composition into the distance. Barbed wire runs along the top, amongst the trunks of shattered trees.

  • The Warwickshires Entering Péronne, March 1917

    The Warwickshires Entering Péronne, March 1917

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917-03-01

    Art.IWM ART 2986

    image: the head of a column of British infantry appear from behind a wall in the right foreground marching into the bomb damaged town square at Peronne. All around the square stand the remains of bombed houses, with a dead horse lying in the immediate...

  • Ready To Start. Self Portrait, 1917

    Ready To Start. Self Portrait, 1917

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917-06-10

    Art.IWM ART 2380

    Image: A self portrait as a reflection in a mirror. The mirror is mounted next to a window overlooking a street. In the foreground is a table with a soda siphon, wine bottles, a glass, several books, and maps of France.

  • Le Sars. F.E. Crashed

    Le Sars. F.E. Crashed

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2371

    image: a crashed FE2 biplane of the Royal Flying Corps in an undulating landscape near Le Sars in northern France. The thin frame towards the rear is still intact, but the small cockpit is slumped forward in the ground, the wing completely broken.

  • Blown Up

    Blown Up

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2376

    image: a full length depiction of a soldier, seemingly shell-shocked, standing in front of the edge of a dugout. It seems that his clothes have literally been blown away from his body, for he is naked but for a scrap of blanket across his hips, his boots...

  • The Artist: Self Portrait

    The Artist: Self Portrait

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2993

    image: A head and shoulders self-portrait of the artist wearing a steel helmet and sheepskin jerkin. He stands before a battle-scarred landscape containing a grave, which is marked by a steel helmet placed on top of a rifle stuck into the earth. The sky...

  • 'Good-bye-ee': Cassel

    'Good-bye-ee': Cassel

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2383

    image: A British soldier waving farewell to a young French girl standing in a shop doorway. She stands with her hands clasped in front of her, a sad look on her face as she watches him walk away.

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