|Measurement||sheet: 25.4 x 35.4 cm; image: 25.4 x 35.4 cm|
|Physical description||watercolour on paper|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright
Race meeting with the General's chargers
Depicts a number of soldiers, a crowd of people and horses at a race meeting. In 1919 Bell was asked to produce this sketch, with Captain H S Smart noting; '...as regards Bell's picture. I saw his sketches and he is very keen to paint the race meeting which seemed to me an excellent subject and it would make a fresh note amongst all the war pictures and after all there were lots of race meetings held in France... it is all part of life in the army and that's what you want a record of I imagine'. The watercolour sketch was a study for a large picture that was never executed.