Working Soldier (Study for British Empire) (M1145), c.1925
Framed (ref: 6079)
Black chalk on paper
18 1/4 x 14 in. (46.5 x 36 cm)
Tags: Frank Brangwyn chalk men war WW-1 Paintings
Literature: Libby Horner, Brangwyn at WAR!, (Horner and Goldmark, 2014) p.155
From 1924 Brangwyn was occupied with what he regarded as the culmination of his life’s work, a mural scheme for the Royal Gallery in the House of Lords, commissioned by Lord Iveagh as a First World War Memorial. The first scheme – which was rejected, and to which this study relates, – showed soldiers and tanks in action. The final scheme, known as The Empire Panels, were installed in Brangwyn Hall, Guildhall, Swansea in 1934.