Mount Kemmel

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Ravaged British battlefield landscape, looking across a muddy field scattered with the burnt stumps of trees, towards a barren hillside in the background to the left. The remaining wooden trench walls are just visible in the foreground, cut off by artist's framing of the picture. The colours of the landscape are muted browns and greys; however, the sky constitutes three-quarters of the picture plane and is a very bright white and grey-blue colour. The paintwork is textured and scratchy in parts.

Manchester Art Gallery



Mount Kemmel




oil on canvas


H 101.5 x W 121.5 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 : IAN STRANG / 1919


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