War Weapons Week in a Country Town

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The country town depicted in this work is Overton in Hampshire. The members of the public shown in the foreground of the painting are standing at the junction of High Street Overton and Winchester Street. Winchester Street has a rising gradient and the view along that road is in a southerly direction. The artist was born in Overton, and he served in the Overton Home Guard, led by his father, Captain E.M. Ford.

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War Weapons Week in a Country Town




oil on canvas


H 66 x W 91.4 cm

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Acquisition method

transferred from the War Artists' Advisory Committee, 1947

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Inscription description

Michael Ford


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