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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Percy Jowett (1892 - 1955)
England, circa 1918
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Margaret Wrightson (1877 - 1976)
Mechanic: Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps, 1917
Pierre Abadie-Landel (1896 - 1972)
Les Joies du Poilu [The Pleasures of the Poilu], set of 6
£3,800
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Phoebe Willetts-Dickinson (1917 - 1978)
Young woman in a beret, probably a Land Army girl, circa 1940
David Evans (1929 - 1988)
Air Escape, 1970
£6,500
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John Moody (1906 - 1993)
Margaret Sewell, 1927
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Arthur Edwards Hamish Milne (1888 - 1981)
The Weird Barrier, circa 1917
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
May Morning, Putney Embankment, July 6th, 1939
£1,950
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Victor Hume Moody (1896 - 1990)
The Day War Broke Out , Mom 1939
Rene George Hermann-Paul (1864 - 1940)
Les Hymnes Allies, 1917
£1,100
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Auguste Gorguet (1862 - 1927)
Concordia
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David Evans (1929 - 1988)
War in the Air
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Christopher R.W. Nevinson (1889 - 1946)
Banking at 4000 Feet, 1917
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William Farley (1891 - 1961)
Woodland Music, mid 1920’s
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for An Aerial View of a Wartime Airfield, circa 1942
£2,950
Kenneth Rowntree (1915 - 1997)
The British Restaurant at Acton, Middlesex, 1942
£7,850
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Keith Henderson (1883 - 1982)
France, 1917
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Ludovic-Rodolphe (RODO) Pissarro (1878 - 1952)
Back to the Land “Farming”
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Ethel Leontine Gabain (1883 - 1950)
London Schoolgirls at Finnemore Wood – Camp Children in Wartime, 1940
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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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William Rothenstein (1872 - 1945)
Democracy and Tyranny, 1917
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Sketch for An Aerial View of a Wartime Airfield, circa 1944
£1,200
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Milking Practice with Artificial Udders, 1940
Robert Randoll (1864 - 1952)
War Searchlights over London Bridge, circa 1915
£2,750
Ludovic-Rodolphe (RODO) Pissarro (1878 - 1952)
“Munitionnette”
£2,750
German observation balloons recording the position of the Allied forces on the Somme
£6,950
Frederick Carter (1883 - 1967)
Escape, circa 1915
£1,200
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
The British Railways Carry On, 1941
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Coastal Operational Training Unit (Limavady, Northern Ireland), circa 1942
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for Watch Office, RAF Station, circa 1944
£2,900
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Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)
Launching of the Holland Submarine No1. at Barrow 1901
Frederick Carter (1883 - 1967)
The Babe of Fire, circa 1915
£1,900
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
£35,000
Forthcoming
Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)
First Worldwar soldier, full length profile
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Sergt. Pilot J.C. McWilliams, 1942
£4,750
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Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Night, c. 1931
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Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Ambleside, View from the Library Roof, circa 1942
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for Marching Gun Range and Rifle Range, RAF Station
£2,500
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Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)
Louis Bleriot flying the English Channel, 1909
Frederick Carter (1883 - 1967)
Silence in Heaven, 1925
£240
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James Woodford (1893 - 1976)
Dawn Chorus, 1946-7
Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)
Convoy, including a ship with dazzle camouflage
£1,000
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Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)
War Bonds 2 (Back Him Up, Buy War Bonds) W1930, circa 1918
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Two Vignettes, Design for Siegfried Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer c. 1931
£900
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Lockheed Hudson, c.1942
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Study for The Phantom Eyre, circa 1940
£1,850
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John Cecil Stephenson (1889 - 1965)
Looking towards Highbury, city of London on fire in background… night of april 16, 1941
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Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Land Workers at Strood, c. 1938
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Ethel Leontine Gabain (1883 - 1950)
Captain Pauline Gower of the Womens Air Transport Auxiliary, circa 1940
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Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
The Mosquite and the Eagle: A Nazi seaplane drops a mine in the Fairway, circa 1941
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Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Portrait of a Naval Officer
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Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Bomb Damaged Houses, Design for Siegfried Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer c. 1931
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Claude Francis Barry (1883 - 1970)
The Heart of the Empire: Our Finest Hour, 1940
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
An Allegory of War, 1939-1945
£3,300
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Kipper at Kiel, c.1945
H. Scott Orr (1881 - 1972)
The Theatreland Raid, 13th October 1915
£12,000
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James Walker Tucker (1898 - 1972)
Letters from Home
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Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
Bristol Blenheim setting fire to German oil tanker, circa 1940
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Margaret Wrightson (1877 - 1976)
St George – the original maquette for Cramlington War Memorial, Northumberland, circa 1922
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Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
Trench, Design for Siegfried Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, c. 1931
Claude Francis Barry (1883 - 1970)
Monte Cassino, circa 1944
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Edward Halliday (1902 - 1984)
Altar (War and Peace), 1939
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Harold M. Brett (1880 - 1955)
A Destroyer on a night time naval encounter, circa 1915
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Mary Adshead (1904 - 1995)
British Restaurant Coventry After Dinner, 1941
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John Edgar Platt (1886 - 1967)
St Anthonys Lighthouse, Falmouth, 1941
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Olive Mudie-Cooke (1890 - 1925)
Unique presentation portfolio of fifteen lithographs, ‘With the VAD Convoys in France, Flanders, Italy’,
Leslie Carr (1885 - 1948)
Merchant Ships Tethered with Barrage Balloons, and a Dazzle Camouflage Destroyer
£35,000
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Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
The Sleeping Dead, Design for Siegfried Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, c. 1931
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Dean Cornwell (1892 - 1960)
Functions of Combat; Service of Supply, circa 1945
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly (1896 - 1971)
An RE8 with a French Nieuport 27 fighter escort, circa 1916
£12,000
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Bert Thomas (1883 - 1966)
Naval images of our Allies, circa 1914
Robert Randoll (1864 - 1952)
Searchlights over London Bridge, 1916
£2,750
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Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier: Self-portrait of the Artist, 1939
Isobel Atterbury Heath (1908 - 1989)
A Royal Navy Mine Sweeper in Dry Dock, circa 1940
£5,000
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Ellis Martin (1881 - 1977)
Loading Shells
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Claude Francis Barry (1883 - 1970)
Peace Night, 1919
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Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Gas Mask Drill (oval with sketch to top right), 1939
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Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Phantom Eyre, 1944
Ira L. Hill (1877 - 1947)
Evangeline Booth – Salvation Army, circa 1919
£1,200
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Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Study at Sparsholt Farm Institute for A Land Girl and the Bail Bull, 1944 [HMO 40]
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Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Soldier Holding a Gas Mask (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939
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Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Darling, what have you done with my battledress?, 1941
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Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Searchlights along the Thames Estuary, October 1940
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Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
A Northumberland Fusilier, 1916
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Street scene with children wearing gas masks, circa 1940
£1,950
Richard Carline (1896 - 1980)
Palestine
£3,250
Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)
Springtime at Fulham, 1921
£3,850
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Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Singling Turnips, 1943
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Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
After the raid, circa 1940
On Loan
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Protective Covering
Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
A British Red Cross Society Volunteer 1941
£975
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Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Observation Post – Wrotham Hill, circa 1940
Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Digs at Ambleside, c.1940
£2,650
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Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)
Self-portrait, Ambleside, 1941
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Ugo Matania (1888 - 1979)
Gunners passing burning buildings, illustration for The Sphere 26/5/1917
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Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Men Stooking and Girls Learning to Stook. 1940
Peter Laszlo Peri (1899 - 1967)
Blitz, 1944
£1,975
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Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
The Parade Ground
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Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)
A formation of Douglas A-20 Havocs, early 1940’s
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Anna Zinkeisen (1901 - 1976)
Lady Limericks Free Buffet for Soldiers and Sailors, circa 1918
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Calm in the Baltic, 1935
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Winifred Knights (1899 - 1947)
Leaving the Munitions Works, 1919
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for St Pauls Cathedral
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
15-inch Gun Turret, HMS Repulse, 1941
£975
On Loan
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Trench Digging
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H. Scott Orr (1881 - 1972)
The Theatreland Raid, 13th October 1915 – a set of six albumen prints
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Frank Potter (1885 - 1958)
Self-portrait as an Auxiliary Fireman, c.1941
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Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)
The Wind Tunnel – Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough, 1944
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Stanhope Alexander Forbes (1857 - 1947)
Shell Workers, 1918
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Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Tobermory from the Admirals Flagship, c.1942
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Isobel Atterbury Heath (1908 - 1989)
Woman operating a lathe turning the fuse tips of munitions, c.1944
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Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Left…rapid…fire!
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Phyllis Ginger (1907 - 2005)
Design for a Wedgwood Plate, circa 1944
On Loan
John Cecil Stephenson (1889 - 1965)
The End of a Doodlebug, Hampstead Heath, 1945
Peter Humphrey (1913 - 2001)
Bomb damaged houses, Coventry, circa 1942
£9,000
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Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
The Evening Signal, 1940
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Isobel Atterbury Heath (1908 - 1989)
Two women arc welding, ‘War 39-46’
Francis Spear (1902 - 1979)
Saint Michael Killing Satan
£2,500
On Loan
Gilbert Spencer (1892 - 1979)
Portrait of a Soldier, circa 1940
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Still life with WW2 field instruments
£975
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Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
Nocturne: A Ship and a Tug Boat
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Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
The Mosquite and the Eagle: A Nazi seaplane drops a mine in the Fairway, circa 1941
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Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
Bristol Blenheim setting fire to German oil tanker, circa 1940