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The War in Somerset

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A precisely painted, slightly surreal landscape depicting the Somerset countryside during wartime. The bright green scene is viewed from a wide country road junction at which a soldier on a motorbike has stopped, a railway bridge behind him, and a road stretching away uphill to the left behind the railway embankment. Some form of army encampment is in the left foreground with tunnels covered in netting and a small white signpost reading '73'.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on panel


H 25.5 x W 40.6 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1943

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : Hillier . 43.


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