Object details

Category
Art
Related period
First World War (production), First World War (content)
Creator
McBey, James
Production date
1918-07-01
Materials

medium: Watercolour

medium: chalk

Dimensions

Support: Height 457 mm, Width 279 mm

Catalogue number
Art.IWM ART 1551

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