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Jones, David, 1895–1974

Sketch of a soldier.

England, 1930s?
Physical Description:
1 drawing : pen and black ink ; drawing 21 x 12 cm, on sheet 33 x 20 cm
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Folio A 2016 3m
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of William S. Reese, Yale BA 1977, in honor of Elisabeth Fairman
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Drawings & Watercolors
The artist and poet David Jones served at the western front with the Royal Welch Fusiliers from 1915 to 1918. The sketch probably dates from the early 1930s while Jones was working on his epic poem In Parenthesis.
The sketch depicts a soldier walking, head bowed, in helmet and coat, carrying a rifle. Features of the face are obscured.
Subject Terms:
Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works.
Ink drawings.

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