Frank Brangwyn: Soldier drinking wine from a bottle - on Art WW I



Frank Brangwyn:
Soldier drinking wine from a bottle

Mounted (ref: 9493)
Signed with initials, squared
Coloured chalk and  crayon
14 x 15 1/2 in. (35.6 x 39.4 cm)

Tags: Frank Brangwyn crayon men portraits war Master Drawings No Mans Land Commemorating World War I World War One and its Aftermath

This chalk study was for a mural at the Manitoba Legislative Building, Winnipeg, 1921.

Titled 'The Allegory of Canada's War Record', Brangwyn's mural portrays the tragedy and sacrifice of battle for Canadian troops during WWI. 

The work remains to the day, and can be seen in the central rotunda f the building, above the Legislative Assembly. The study is for a figure on the right hand side, amidst a group of soldiers taking on sustenance. 

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