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  • 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...

  • A Grave in a Trench

    A Grave in a Trench

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 2976

    image: A view along the remains of an old trench, scattered with debris. Among the weeds and rocks there is a helmet, a boot, a rifle. A grave with a wooden marker cross stands in the centre of the composition.

  • A Grenadier Guardsman

    A Grenadier Guardsman

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1917

    Art.IWM ART 3045

    image: A half-length portrait of a British soldier set against a deep blue sky. He sits in full kit, his arms resting on his thighs, his rifle gripped firmly in his hands.

  • A Man in a Trench: April 1917, two miles from the Hindenburg Line

    A Man in a Trench: April 1917, two miles from the Hindenburg Line

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

    Art.IWM ART 3030

    image: The study of a soldier in full battle-kit. He leans against the side of a trench; his rifle stands between his legs and he holds the muzzle loosely in his hands.

  • The Mad Woman of Douai

    The Mad Woman of Douai

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1918

    Art.IWM ART 4671

    image: A scene set in the ruins of a church. The East-facing fall of the apse is all that remains, and the crucifix still intact. A group of peasants stand around a woman sitting on a chair next to a table. She has an expression of horror frozen on her...

  • Sketch for 'Adam and Eve at Péronne'

    Sketch for 'Adam and Eve at Péronne'

    (art) Made by: Orpen, William 1918

    Art.IWM ART 3008

    image: A young British soldier leaning on his rifle is being offerred an apple by a young French peasant girl in the main square at Peronne.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

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