N03205 BAYONET PRACTICE 1917
Inscr. ‘E. Kennington 17’ b.l.
Charcoal on brown paper, 29 1/2×25 5/8 (75×65).
Presented by Sir William Rothenstein 1917.
Coll: Given by the artist to Sir William Rothenstein.
Study for a lithograph, No.13 in the series ‘Making Soldiers’ in The Great War, Britain's Efforts and Ideals, published by the Ministry of Information 1917 and exhibited at the Fine Art Society. The lithograph shows a camp with straw bags in the distance.
Sir William Rothenstein in Men and Memories 1900–1922, 1932, p. 308, mentions how he first saw Kennington's work at the Goupil Gallery in April–May 1916 when ‘The Kensingtons at Laventie’ was exhibited, and bought a drawing. Later he joined Kennington in France as an Official War Artist.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I