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These prints follow the journey of a wounded soldier from the Front Line, through treatment, to convalescence back at home. The organisers initially asked Henry Tonks (1867–1937), who had been a surgeon before becoming an artist, to respond to the work of the medical services. However, Tonks found the paper supplied ‘entirely unsympathetic’ for drawing and declined. Shepperson was later commissioned for the subject and produced a very well-received series.
On Board a Hospital Transport
lithograph on paper
H 40.1 x W 50.8 cm
NMW A 13202
gift from H. M. Ministry of Information, 1919