'Detraining in England', print, England, 1914-1918

Made:
1914-1918 in United Kingdom
maker:
Claude Allin Shepperson

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Detraining in England, by Claude Shepperson, 1914-1918, from series 'Tending the wounded'. Crayon lithograph, 38.5x51cm, in gilt and black frame 58x68x3cm. Stretcher bearers beside the train loading the wounded into a four-berth ambulance. No.[4] of set subtitled 'Detraining in England', numbered '19' blc, depicting stretcher bearers beside the train loading the wounded into a four-berth ambulance; image 35x46cm, sheet 38.5x51cm

The sight of wounded soldiers being loaded from trains into ambulances by stretcher bearers would have been a familiar one during the First World War – a conflict during which 1.6 million British soldiers were wounded.

Drawn by Claude Shepperson (1867-1921), a British illustrator, the print is from a series called ‘Tending the Wounded’, which was published in 1917 with the works of other war artists in 'The Great War: Britain’s Efforts and Ideals'.

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Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1980-910 Pt4
Measurements:
image: 347 mm x 461 mm
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Sotheby and Compan
status:
Permanent collection

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