The Great War

This catalogue presents a view of the First World War through a multifarious record of two and three dimensional works of art: paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, reliefs, posters, postcards, photographs, silhouettes and ceramics appear in the following pages. The material has been grouped into 14 subsections under the general headings of Combat, The Home Front and The Aftermath. These groupings highlight the themes that inspired both the fine and popular arts, although some are looser in association than others, and none are mutually exclusive. The introduction gives a more general survey of the underlying factors that influenced or determined the visual responses to the First World War.†Although outside the remit of this catalogue, the accompanying exhibition includes other†wartime objects from the collection of David and Judith Cohen, including trench art, commemorative ware, sweetheart brooches, games, puzzles and miniatures.

Works Featured in this catalogue

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Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Observation Post – Wrotham Hill, circa 1940
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Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
A Northumberland Fusilier, 1916
Private
Claude Francis Barry (1883 - 1970)
Peace Night, 1919
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Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Trench, Design for Siegfried Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, c. 1931
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Sleeping Dead, Design for Siegfried Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, c. 1931
£2,500.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Night, c. 1931
£2,950.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Two Vignettes, Design for Siegfried Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer c. 1931
£900.00
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Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Bomb Damaged Houses, Design for Siegfried Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer c. 1931
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
The British Railways Carry On, 1941
£68,000.00
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William Rothenstein (1872 - 1945)
Democracy and Tyranny, 1917
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Arthur Edwards Hamish Milne (1888 - 1981)
The Weird Barrier, circa 1917
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William Farley (1891 - 1961)
Woodland Music, mid 1920’s
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Still life with WW2 field instruments
£975.00
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Phyllis Ginger (1907 - 2005)
Design for a Wedgwood Plate, circa 1944
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H. Scott Orr (1881 - 1972)
The Theatreland Raid, 13th October 1915 – a set of six albumen prints
On Loan
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
A formation of Douglas A-20 Havocs, early 1940’s
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
A British Red Cross Society Volunteer 1941
£1,275.00
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Searchlights along the Thames Estuary, October 1940
£9,500.00
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Ellis Martin (1881 - 1977)
Loading Shells
Leslie Carr (1885 - 1948)
Merchant Ships Tethered with Barrage Balloons, and a Dazzle Camouflage Destroyer
£48,000.00
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Margaret Wrightson (1877 - 1976)
St George – the original maquette for Cramlington War Memorial, Northumberland, circa 1922
Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
War Bonds 2 (Back Him Up, Buy War Bonds) W1930, circa 1918
£3,800.00
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Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Portrait of a Naval Officer
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Sergt. Pilot J.C. McWilliams, 1942
£4,750.00
Frederick Carter (1883 - 1967)
Escape, circa 1915
£1,200.00
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
Soldier Drinking Wine from a Bottle – Study for the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, 1921
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Christopher R.W. Nevinson (1889 - 1946)
Banking at 4000 Feet, 1917
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Helen Blair (1907 - 1997)
Scene from the Book of Job, circa 1935
John Moody (1906 - 1993)
Margaret Sewell, 1927
£14,750.00
Forthcoming
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Portrait of a Soldier, circa 1940
Forthcoming
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Trench Digging
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Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Left…rapid…fire!
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Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
The Parade Ground
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Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Darling, what have you done with my battledress?, 1941
Forthcoming
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Protective Covering
Isobel Atterbury Heath (1908 - 1989)
A Royal Navy Mine Sweeper in Dry Dock, circa 1940
£5,000.00
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Olive Mudie-Cooke (1890 - 1925)
Unique presentation portfolio of fifteen lithographs, ‘With the VAD Convoys in France, Flanders, Italy’,
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Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
The Mosquite and the Eagle: A Nazi seaplane drops a mine in the Fairway, circa 1941
Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
Bristol Blenheim setting fire to German oil tanker, circa 1940
£16,000.00
Forthcoming
Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)
First Worldwar soldier, full length profile
German observation balloons recording the position of the Allied forces on the Somme
£6,950.00
David Evans (1929 - 1988)
Air Escape, 1970
£6,500.00
Forthcoming
David Evans (1929 - 1988)
War in the Air
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Saint Michael Killing Satan
£2,500.00
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
15-inch Gun Turret, HMS Repulse, 1941
£1,875.00
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
After the raid, circa 1940
£8,750.00
Reserved
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939
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Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier Holding a Gas Mask (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939
Private
John Edgar Platt (1886 - 1967)
St Anthonys Lighthouse, Falmouth, 1941
Private
James Walker Tucker (1898 - 1972)
Letters from Home
James Woodford (1893 - 1976)
Dawn Chorus, 1946-7
£4,750.00
Reserved
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
Ludovic-Rodolphe (RODO) Pissarro (1878 - 1952)
Back to the Land “Farming”
£3,800.00
Ludovic-Rodolphe (RODO) Pissarro (1878 - 1952)
“Munitionnette”
£3,800.00
Auguste Gorguet (1862 - 1927)
Concordia
£2,900.00
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Tobermory from the Admirals Flagship, c.1942
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for St Pauls Cathedral
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Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Men Stooking and Girls Learning to Stook. 1940
Private
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Study at Sparsholt Farm Institute for A Land Girl and the Bail Bull, 1944 [HMO 40]
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Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Singling Turnips, 1943
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Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
British Restaurant Coventry After Dinner, 1941
H. Scott Orr (1881 - 1972)
The Theatreland Raid, 13th October 1915
£12,000.00
Forthcoming
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Land Workers at Strood, c. 1938 [HMO 762]
Frederick Carter (1883 - 1967)
Silence in Heaven, 1925
£240.00
Private
Keith Henderson (1883 - 1982)
France, 1917
Rene George Hermann-Paul (1864 - 1940)
Les Hymnes Allies, 1917
£1,100.00
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
The Evening Signal, 1940
£12,750.00
Pierre Abadie-Landel (1896 - 1972)
Les Joies du Poilu [The Pleasures of the Poilu], set of 6
£3,800.00
Private
Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Leaving the Munitions Works, 1919
Private
Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857 - 1947)
Shell Workers, 1918
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Ugo Matania (1888 - 1979)
Gunners passing burning buildings, illustration for The Sphere 26/5/1917
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Springtime at Fulham, 1921
£3,850.00
Ira L. Hill (1877 - 1947)
Evangeline Booth – Salvation Army, circa 1919
£1,200.00
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Bert Thomas (1883 - 1966)
Naval images of our Allies, circa 1914
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Harold M. Brett (1880 - 1955)
A Destroyer on a night time naval encounter, circa 1915
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Hipper at Kiel, c.1945
£11,000.00
Private
John Cecil Stephenson (1889 - 1965)
Looking towards Highbury, city of London on fire in background… night of april 16, 1941
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Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)
Louis Bleriot flying the English Channel, 1909
Forthcoming
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Milking Practice with Artificial Udders, 1940
Private
Kenneth Rowntree (1915 - 1997)
The British Restaurant at Acton, Middlesex, 1942
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Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
The Day War Broke Out , Mom 1939
Peter Humphrey (1913 - 2001)
Bomb damaged houses, Coventry, circa 1942
£11,000.00
Reserved
Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)
The Wind Tunnel – Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough, 1944
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Calm in the Baltic, 1935
£2,400.00
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Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Self-portrait, Ambleside, 1941
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Palestine
£3,250.00
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Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Phantom Eyre, 1944
Reserved
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly (1896 - 1971)
An RE8 with a French Nieuport 27 fighter escort, circa 1916
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Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Altar (War and Peace), 1939
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
An Allegory of War, 1939-1945
£3,300.00
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for Marching Gun Range and Rifle Range, RAF Station
£2,500.00
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for Watch Office, RAF Station, circa 1944
£2,900.00
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Sketch for An Aerial View of a Wartime Airfield, circa 1944
£1,200.00
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for An Aerial View of a Wartime Airfield, circa 1942
£2,950.00
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
May Morning, Putney Embankment, July 6th, 1939
£4,750.00
Percy Jowett (1892 - 1955)
England, circa 1918
£35,000.00
On Loan
John Cecil Stephenson (1889 - 1965)
The End of a Doodlebug, Hampstead Heath, 1945
Reserved
Frank Potter (1885 - 1958)
Self-portrait as an Auxiliary Fireman, c.1941
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Digs at Ambleside, c.1940
£2,650.00
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Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Gas Mask Drill (oval with sketch to top right), 1939
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Street scene with children wearing gas masks, circa 1940
£1,950.00
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Dean Cornwell (1892 - 1960)
Functions of Combat; Service of Supply, circa 1945
Claude Francis Barry (1883 - 1970)
Monte Cassino, circa 1944
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Claude Francis Barry (1883 - 1970)
The Heart of the Empire: Our Finest Hour, 1940
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Lockheed Hudson, c.1942
£2,350.00
Private
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Ambleside, View from the Library Roof, circa 1942
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Coastal Operational Training Unit (Limavady, Northern Ireland), circa 1942
£14,500.00
Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
Nocturne: A Ship and a Tug Boat
£18,750.00
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Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
The Mosquite and the Eagle: A Nazi seaplane drops a mine in the Fairway, circa 1941
Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
Bristol Blenheim setting fire to German oil tanker, circa 1940
£16,000.00