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  • A Howitzer in Action

    A Howitzer in Action

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2957

    image: The scene around a howitzer, with barrel pointed to the back of the composition, manned by seven soldiers. All the men are stripped to the waist, have their trousers rolled up at the ankles, and barefoot. The scene is wreathed in the smoke from...

  • The Bapaume Road: The road to the front, La Boisselle

    The Bapaume Road: The road to the front, La Boisselle

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3012

    image: A view over the battle-scarred countryside with a green filed in the distance.

  • A Soldier Resting: The Road to Arras

    A Soldier Resting: The Road to Arras

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2961

    image: a study of a British infantryman in full kit lying full length on the ground. He leans his shoulders on his pack, and rests his rifle on the ground between his legs.

  • Christmas Night, Cassel, 1917

    Christmas Night, Cassel, 1917

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2989

    image: An interior scene by lamplight. There are five figures seated round a table on the left, and another standing behind. On the right a man stands playing an accordion, and another is dancing for the group. The table is laid with plates, bowls of...

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • Five German Prisoners

    Five German Prisoners

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3016

    image: a study of five German prisoners-of-war, three standing, two sitting on the ground with their backs to the viewer.

  • Preparing to Present Arms

    Preparing to Present Arms

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3019

    image: a three quarter length study of a British soldier standing to attention, holding his rifle in his right hand and with full kit on his back.

  • Frozen Feet: Fleurs

    Frozen Feet: Fleurs

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2395

    image: A sketch of a British soldier sitting dejectedly. He wears full kit, holds his head in hands and has his rifle leaning on his left knee.

  • War Paintings and Drawings Executed on the Western Front by Major William Orpen

    War Paintings and Drawings Executed on the Western Front by Major William Orpen

    (posters) Made by: Ministry of Information (publisher/sponsor) 1918

    Art.IWM PST 8549

    whole: the image is positioned in the lower two-thirds, held within a narrow black border. The title and text are separate and placed in the upper third and lower third, in black. All set against a white background. image: a full-length depiction of four...

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