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Stylised scene depicting four First World War soldiers lined up inside a concrete observation post, leaning up against the wall with their weapons and binoculars trained on an unseen target outside to the right. A beam of light from the narrow observation slit in the wall falls across the shadowy floor to the left.

Manchester Art Gallery



Concrete Observation Post, Mount Kemmel




oil on canvas


H 47.8 x W 65.8 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the Exhibition of War Paintings and Drawings, 1920

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : Leon 1919 / Underwood


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