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Creator:
James McBey, 1883–1959, British
Title:

The Somme Front

Date:
1917
Medium:
Etching on laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 3/8 x 16in. (21.3 x 40.6cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, The G. Allen Smith Collection, transfer from the Yale University Art Gallery
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B1994.4.1256
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artillery | battlefields | landscape | military art | war | world war | World War, 1914-1918
Associated Places:
Combles | France | Somme
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23201
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The ruined landscape represents what was once the village of Combles, destroyed during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Against the sky on the left are two heavy guns, with camouflage netting over them.

Gallery label for Doomed Youth The Poetry and the Pity of World War I (Yale Center for British Art, 1999-06-22 - 1999-09-26)

Doomed Youth The Poetry and the Pity of World War I (Yale Center for British Art, 1999-06-22 - 1999-09-26) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]


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