The Great War

This catalogue presents a view of the First World War through a multifarious record of two and three dimensional works of art: paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, reliefs, posters, postcards, photographs, silhouettes and ceramics appear in the following pages. The material has been grouped into 14 subsections under the general headings of Combat, The Home Front and The Aftermath. These groupings highlight the themes that inspired both the fine and popular arts, although some are looser in association than others, and none are mutually exclusive. The introduction gives a more general survey of the underlying factors that influenced or determined the visual responses to the First World War.†Although outside the remit of this catalogue, the accompanying exhibition includes other†wartime objects from the collection of David and Judith Cohen, including trench art, commemorative ware, sweetheart brooches, games, puzzles and miniatures.

To requests a copy of this catalogue please email anton@modernbritishartgallery.com.

Works Featured in this catalogue

SKU: 6573

Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)

Study for The Kipper at Kiel, c. 1945

£1,575.00

SKU: 10059

Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)

A formation of Douglas A-20 Havocs, early 1940’s

£1,500.00

SKU: 10042

Hubert Arthur Finney (1905 - 1991)

A British Red Cross Society Volunteer 1941

£975.00

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SKU: 9889

Rene George Hermann-Paul (1864 - 1940)

Yser, November 1914
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SKU: 9880

Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)

Searchlights along the Thames Estuary, October 1940
SKU: 9870

Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)

Spitfire No. 303 (Kosckiuszko) Squadron RAF, Summer 1941

£3,750.00

SKU: 9681

Rasmus Christiansen (1863 - 1940)

People on the quay at Tarbaek watch the Danish Navy sailing up through the Sound, 1st August 1914

£2,500.00

SKU: 9649

R.W. Parfit ()

Hun raider dropping a parachute mine in a South Coast harbour, c. 1940

£1,600.00

SKU: 9647

R.W. Parfit ()

Formation of German bombers escorted by fighters, 10th September 1940

£600.00

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SKU: 9648

R.W. Parfit ()

German flares and bomb blasts in Southern England, c. 1940
SKU: 9562

Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)

Sergt. Pilot J.C. McWilliams, 1942

£4,750.00

SKU: 9555
18 et 80, Adolescence et Vieillesse Dans une Fabrique Brittanique d’Obus

£195.00

SKU: 9556
Nous Progressons, 1914

£195.00

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SKU: 9478

Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)

Portrait of an RAF Officer
SKU: 9217

Isobel Atterbury Heath (1908 - 1989)

A Royal Navy Mine Sweeper in Dry Dock, circa 1940

£4,950.00

SKU: 9204

English School ()

They talked.. .. This happened

£400.00

SKU: 9148

Olive Mudie-Cooke (1890 - 1925)

Treport, 1920

£1,275.00

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SKU: 9150

Olive Mudie-Cooke (1890 - 1925)

Etaples Raids: Nurses & V.A.D.S. Camping Out in The Woods Drivers Standing By for Orders, circa 1920
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SKU: 9145

Olive Mudie-Cooke (1890 - 1925)

On The Somme
SKU: 9146

Olive Mudie-Cooke (1890 - 1925)

St. Martin, Ypres, circa 1920

£295.00

SKU: 8994

Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)

Convoy, including a ship with dazzle camouflage

£1,000.00

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SKU: 8983

Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)

Lieut. Col. J.Y. Campbell V.C.D.S.O., Coldstream Guards, 1916
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SKU: 8810

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Red Cross nurse knitting socks, 1941
SKU: 8814

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Sketches of Women’s Auxiliary Air Force personnel made at RAF South Cerney, 1944

£690.00

SKU: 8746

English School ()

He talked.. ..This Happened, circa 1940

£400.00

SKU: 8747

English School ()

She Talked.. ..This Happened

£400.00

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SKU: 8498

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Gas Mask Drill, Ambleside, circa 1942
SKU: 8474
Nos Chefs – General de Castelnau, General Joffre, General Pau circa 1916

£200.00

SKU: 8405

Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)

Reclining soldier, circa 1916

£575.00

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SKU: 8382

Karl Hagedorn (1889 - 1969)

A Camp in Flanders
SKU: 8366

Robert Austin (1895 - 1973)

Evening, 1940

£380.00

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SKU: 8342

Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)

Study of a wounded Tommy
Forthcoming
SKU: 7961

Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)

Study for Winter Mine-Laying off Iceland, c.1942, cat 7
Forthcoming
SKU: 7962

Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)

Study for Winter Mine-Laying off Iceland, c.1942, cat 4
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SKU: 7963

Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)

Study for Winter Mine-Laying off Iceland, c.1942, cat 8
SKU: 7949
Blitz, 1944

£1,975.00

SKU: 7952

Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)

15-inch Gun Turret, HMS Repulse, 1941

£975.00

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SKU: 7944
Ablain St. Nazaire with barrage balloon, circa 1917
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SKU: 7946

Edgar Holloway (1914 - 2008)

The Airman II, circa 1940
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SKU: 7910

John Edgar Platt (1886 - 1967)

A Near Miss
Forthcoming
SKU: 7907

Charles Mahoney (1903 - 1968)

Study of a soldier for Our Lady of Mercy, 1942
SKU: 7897

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for the background to The Queue at the Fish Shop

£2,200.00

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SKU: 7896

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for background of A Land Girl and the Bail Bull
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SKU: 7782
Fleeing woman
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SKU: 7786

English School ()

Shelter with discarded munitions cases, Sinai Desert, 1916-17
SKU: 7778
Une Victime, circa 1918

£650.00

SKU: 7779
Le Defenseur de Paris, circa 1918

£650.00

Reserved
SKU: 7715

Stanley Lewis (1905 - 2009)

Canvas protective pack, probably for a high frequency radio receiver, circa 1942
Reserved
SKU: 7716

Stanley Lewis (1905 - 2009)

High frequency radio receivers.,study for The Searchlight, circa 1942
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SKU: 7717

Olive Mudie-Cooke (1890 - 1925)

Night: Convoy, Camiers
SKU: 7708

Olive Mudie-Cooke (1890 - 1925)

Rouen. The Drivers Hut, circa 1918

£340.00

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SKU: 7677

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Studies for Putting on Anti-Gas Protective Clothing, study D
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SKU: 7675

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Studies for Putting on Anti-gas Protective Clothing, 1940, study b.
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SKU: 7676

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Studies for Putting on Anti-gas Protective Clothing, 1940, study c.
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SKU: 7630
Portrait of an American Captain, VII Corps, early 1940’s
SKU: 7622

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Overflying aeroplanes, study for Clouds and Spitfires, circa 1943

£400.00

SKU: 7623

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Compositional and cloud study for Southern England, 1944. Spitfires Attacking Flying-Bombs

£420.00

SKU: 7624

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Study with colour notes for Clouds and Spitfires, circa 1943

£400.00

SKU: 7618

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Study for Clouds and Spitfires,(7.11.44)

£300.00

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SKU: 7617

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Interception practice over North Sea, study for Fighter Affiliation : Halifax and Hurrican
SKU: 7615

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Bomb damage to a stone masonary column, Antwerp, circa 1944

£325.00

SKU: 7578

Peter Humphrey (1913 - 2001)

Study for Bomb damaged houses, Coventry, c.1942

£225.00

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SKU: 7415

Ludovic-Rodolphe (RODO) Pissarro (1878 - 1952)

Back to the Land “Farming”
SKU: 7416

Ludovic-Rodolphe (RODO) Pissarro (1878 - 1952)

“Munitionnette”

£3,800.00

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SKU: 7412

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Bomb Store under Camouflage Netting, circa 1940
Forthcoming
SKU: 7299
Kit Bag, c.1940
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SKU: 7254

Louis Keene (1888 - 1972)

Alert near Aldershot during the Battle of Britain, 1940
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SKU: 7062

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

Map of South Africa
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SKU: 7040

Auguste Gorguet (1862 - 1927)

Concordia
SKU: 7034
Sinking of “Scharnhorst” 26.12.1943

£1,575.00

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SKU: 7031
H.M.S.Hood & “Prince of Wales” 5.30 am 24 May 1941
SKU: 7033
‘H.M.A.S.”Perth” March 1st 1942’

£1,575.00

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SKU: 6955

Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)

Flagship of the anti-submarine training school at Tobermory with a small steam yacht alongside, c.1942
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SKU: 6950

Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)

Royal naval vessels in harbour
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SKU: 6756

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Greeting card, with space for a small calendar, c.1943 [HMO 81]
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SKU: 6739

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

An early study for Josephs Dream, c. 1938 [HMO 122]
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SKU: 6740

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Preliminary study for the diptych Josephs Dream, c.1938 [HMO 279a]
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SKU: 6734

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Top half of sketch for Potato Sorting, Berwick,1943 [HMO 312]
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SKU: 6736

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Senior Sister PMRAF Nursing Service [HMO 55]
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SKU: 6737

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study of Land Girls in training [HMO 709]
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SKU: 6727

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for the background to The Queue at the Fish Shop, 1942 [HMO 584]
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SKU: 6728

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study at Sparsholt Farm Institute for A Land Girl and the Bail Bull, 1944 [HMO 39]
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SKU: 6732

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study of tractor at Sparsholt Farm Institute, 1940 [HMO 281]
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SKU: 6724

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Portrait of Flight Lieutenant Roger Folley, RAF [HMO 280]
SKU: 6725

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Studies for Various Womens Land Army Activities, Including Singling Turnips [HMO 313]

£2,900.00

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SKU: 6726

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for vegetable cultivation at Sparsholt Farm Institute, 1940 [HMO 425]
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SKU: 6663

Fortunino Matania (1881 - 1963)

Upper class diners at The Savoy on election night, 1922
SKU: 6665

Fortunino Matania (1881 - 1963)

H.R.H. King George V with his Navy – An Impression at Spithead, June 24, 1911

£1,800.00

SKU: 6637

English School ()

ARP versus IRA

£375.00

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SKU: 6632

Olive Mudie-Cooke (1890 - 1925)

Bull-Ring, Etaples, ‘Star-Shells’ & The Camiers Convoy
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SKU: 6605

Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)

Study for Lancasters
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SKU: 6603

Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)

The night watch, (Normandy landings), 1944
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SKU: 6575

Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)

A Royal Fleet Auxiliary oil tanker of the Wave class, circa 1942
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SKU: 6549

Frederick Carter (1883 - 1967)

The Choice
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SKU: 6550

Frederick Carter (1883 - 1967)

The Angel of Fire c. 1918
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SKU: 6530

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Study of Flight trajectories and clouds, c. 1943
SKU: 6514

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Exploding bombs and rockets, study for Clouds and Spitfires, circa 1944

£675.00

SKU: 6516

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

View from the cockpit, circa 1944

£725.00

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SKU: 6518

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Study for Fortresses
SKU: 6497

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Study for Fighter Affiliation: Halifax and Hurricane Aircraft Co-Operating in Action, c. 1943

£350.00

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SKU: 6491

Sir Thomas Monnington (1902 - 1976)

Study for Radar Unit, 1944
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SKU: 6377
Ships cannons
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SKU: 6369

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

My Little WAAF, 1944 [HMO 780]
SKU: 6374

H. Scott Orr (1881 - 1972)

The Theatreland Raid, 13th October 1915

£12,000.00

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SKU: 6321

Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)

Study for an unidentified WAAF (Womens Auxiliary Air Force) member, painted at RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire, in July 1944. [HMO 773]
SKU: 6193
Shelter Scene, 1941

£300.00

SKU: 6187

Frederick Carter (1883 - 1967)

The Babe of Fire, circa 1915

£1,900.00

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SKU: 6188

Frank Brangwyn (1867 - 1956)

Study for cover “The National Institute for the Blind” (B2910)
SKU: 6189

Frederick Carter (1883 - 1967)

The Four Winds of the Apocalypse, 1925

£240.00

SKU: 6190

Frederick Carter (1883 - 1967)

Silence in Heaven, 1925

£260.00

SKU: 6183
PAX – Gui le Armi! (Pax – put down your weapons!)

£265.00

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SKU: 6185

Rene George Hermann-Paul (1864 - 1940)

Standard Bearer in Mourning
SKU: 6154
Stereoscopic print: North Staffords on the march in France.

£235.00

SKU: 6155
French postcard – Angleterre, circa 1917

£165.00

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SKU: 6157
Stereoscopic print: The Empire pays homage to its victorious warriors on Peace Day – The Lord Mayor taking the salute.
SKU: 6153
Stereoscopic print: Lord Kitchener with the Lord Mayor addressing a recruiting meeting

£430.00

SKU: 6144
Stereoscopic print: The Golden sun goes down in peace o’er the desolate waste of “No man’s Land” on the Somme.

£235.00

SKU: 6146

Joyce Dennys (1893 - 1991)

Our Hospital ABC, 1916

£250.00

SKU: 6147
No. 1 British Red Cross Society Hospital (10 photographs)

£1,050.00

SKU: 6148
French postcard – Remerciements d’un convalescent

£430.00

SKU: 6141
Stereoscopic print: Disaster on the Dunes; the Huns blow up the last bridge and isolate our hard-pressed battalions.

£360.00

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SKU: 6142
Official photograph issued by Associated Illustration Agencies Ltd. “D 2475: View on one of the squares in Arras…”
SKU: 6138
Stereoscopic print; Hundreds of captured German guns in a gun park at Brussels.

£215.00

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SKU: 6139
Official photograph taken on the Western Front “D 1641. One of our Tanks at FLERS.”
SKU: 6140
Stereoscopic print: Under cover of gas and smoke we break through to the Serre and Thiepval (photo from captured prisoner).

£265.00

SKU: 6133

Theophile Alexandre Steinlen (1859 - 1923)

Il prend la poudre

£550.00

SKU: 6134
Marechal Foch – Notre Vainqueur

£265.00

SKU: 6135
Stereoscopic print: Capture of a Hun blockhouse in the Hindenburg Line at Croiselles…

£235.00

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SKU: 6136
Official photograph taken on the Western Front: C.2224 The Battle of Flanders…
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SKU: 6137
Official photograph issued by the Press Bureau “Great British Advance in the West, C.2266…”
SKU: 6128
Stereoscopic print: The trail of smoke from the burning remnants of an enemy observation balloon

£310.00

SKU: 6129
Stereoscopic print: A squadron of giant planes…

£310.00

SKU: 6131
Stereoscopic print: Triumph of our Navy

£215.00

SKU: 6132
Stereoscopic print: An exciting chase. British destroyers on the track of a German submarine

£215.00

SKU: 6120
Letterbox

£95.00

SKU: 6121
Stereoscopic print: H.R.H. the Prince of Wales discussing cinematography with Mr. Girdwood.

£265.00

SKU: 6125
French postcard – ‘Miao’ Comme les Minets…

£265.00

SKU: 6127
Official photograph taken on the Western Front. “D.1881. A battery of heavy howizers pounding the German trenches.”

£990.00

SKU: 6116
Stereoscopic print: Dead Jerry found in our wire after a futile night raid on our lines at Givenchy.

£265.00

SKU: 6117
The photograph which possibly inspired Jones’ drawing.

£95.00

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SKU: 6118

English School ()

Cover of one of the publications from Country Life’s series ‘British Artists at the Front’, 1916-1917
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SKU: 6119
Official photograph taken on the Western Front “D 2114. The Battle of the Bridges…”
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