Race meeting with the General's chargers

Place Europe: France
Accession Number ART50037
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 25.4 x 35.4 cm; image: 25.4 x 35.4 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description watercolour on paper
Maker Bell, George
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright


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.

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