Repatriated prisoner of war is processed

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London
Accession Number ART26272
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 100.5 cm x 115.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Bowen, Stella
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Two central soldier figures, possibly a portrait of Alexander Paton. The soldier facing away from the viewer represents the soldier at war, while the hatless soldier facing the viewer, with arms folded, is about to be repatriated. In the background the artist focuses on six pairs of hands engaged in activities representing each stage of the repatriated soldier's processing, including medical and dental checks, first aid kits etc.

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