Keith Henderson: France, 1917 - on Art WW I


Keith Henderson:
France, 1917

Framed (ref: 6177)
Signed with initials and inscribed with title.
Pastel and pencil
9 3/4 x 12 in. 

Tags: Keith Henderson pastel pencil war No Mans Land WW-1 Paintings

PROVENANCE: Maas Gallery

A delicate, almost whimsical depiction of a landmine explosion in the Great War from this official war artist and long-lived illustrator. Two other versions of this subject are in the Imperial War Museum.  
In Letters to Helen, Chatto & Windus 1917, Henderson wrote a caption to his illustration of his Explosion of an Ammunition Dump (one of the other versions): 'The smoke from a large explosion usually assumes a queer tree-like form and disperses slowly.'

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