Object details

Category
Art
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Creator
Bawden, Edward
Production date
1944
Materials

Support: paper

medium: Watercolour

Dimensions

Support: Height 389 mm, Width 498 mm

Frame: Depth 35 mm, Height 654 mm, Width 854 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM ART LD 4258

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