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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 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.

  • 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...

  • HM Land Ship 'Shell Out'

    HM Land Ship 'Shell Out'

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2387

    image: the remains of a British tank lies deserted, as though grounded in the earth. The side has been blown out by a shell revealing some of the shattered interior.

  • 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 German Observation Tree

    A German Observation Tree

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3039

    image: ruined farm buildings lie to the left and right either side of a tree which stands in the centre of the composition. The tree has ladders against the trunk, leading up to a small wooden platform used by German forces for observation. A wheeled...

  • A Trench, Thiepval

    A Trench, Thiepval

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2386

    image: a view of a trench scattered with debris. Splintered wood and sandbags protrude from the large earth trench walls, with a British Army steel helmet and a few boots scattered on the trench floor in the foreground. A few tree stumps stand in the...

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