Anthony Gross Desert Patrol 1942

Artwork details

Artist
Anthony Gross 1905–1984
Title
Desert Patrol
Date 1942
Medium Ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 324 x 498 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05696
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05696 DESERT PATROL 1942
 
Inscr. ‘Anthony Gross 1942’ b.r.
Watercolour, 12 3/4×19 5/8 (32×50).
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, South Africa, 1943, National Gallery, 1945, and R.A., October–November 1945 (413).

The artist was sent to the Middle East as Official War Artist in December 1941 and made a number of watercolours of Arab regiments. This represents the Arab Legion near Amman.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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