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Gassed and Wounded

Eric Kennington1918

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums

In a letter to Ernest Blakley of the Imperial War Museum on 2 October 1934, Kennington describes the background for the work: 'The picture was painted at home from drawings made in 55 C.C.S. (Casualty Clearing Station) in Tincourt near Peronne during the bombardment that preceeded the 1918 German offensive.' (IWM War Archive: IWM 245(B)/6 Part 3)

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Details

  • Title: Gassed and Wounded
  • Creator: Kennington, Eric Henri (RA)
  • Date Created: 1918
  • Location: Tincourt-Boucly, Somme, France
  • related people or organisations: British Army, 55th Casualty Clearing Station
  • provenance: Department of Information Commission
  • period: First World War
  • Subject: wounded/disabled,  interior,  medical/convalescence,  military personnel,  military suffering,  Spring Offensive, German Offensives 1918, British Army 1914-1918, Western Front 1914-1918
  • Physical Dimensions: w914 x h711 mm (unframed)
  • Donor information: Gift of the artist, 1934
  • Type: painting
  • External Link: Imperial War Museum website
  • Medium: oil

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