Lucy Kemp-Welch Forward the Guns! 1917

Artwork details

Artist
Lucy Kemp-Welch 1869–1958
Title
Forward the Guns!
Date 1917
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1524 x 3061 mm
frame: 1750 x 3270 x 128 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1917
Reference
N03217

Catalogue entry

N03217 FORWARD THE GUNS 1917
 
Inscr. ‘L. Kemp-Welch 1917’ b.l.
Canvas, 60×120 1/2 (152·5×306).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1917.
Exh: R.A., 1917 (706).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1917, p.133.

The picture was painted from studies made at manœuvres in England. According to The Times Obituary, 28 November 1958: ‘For this picture she sat with her easel on Salisbury Plain while eight batteries of horse artillery were driven towards her so that she could sketch the general outline of their movement.’

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

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