Ref NoST/5/2/7
Alt Ref NoT061
TitleInk Drawing: Two British Soldiers in a Ruined Village
Date4 April 1917
Extent1 ink drawing
Name of CreatorShepard; E H
DescriptionOne ink drawing on card depicting one British soldier sitting on a pile of rubble, resting his rifle on his lap, and another British Soldier using a cane to walk up the rubble towards him. The background shows the smoking ruins of a village.
Published in 'Punch' magazine on 4 Apr 1917.
Caption reads: 'The Newcomer, "My village, I think" The one in possession, "Sorry, old thing, I took it half an hour ago".
Related MaterialTwo draft versions of this cartoon are held in the E H Shepard Archive at University of Surrey. See reference numbers EHS/G/17/22, EHS/G/17/23
Physical DescriptionCorners dented. Top edge rough, right side folded and dog-eared. Adhered torn piece of paper and surface paper loss on reverse.
Publication NoteCampbell, J. (2015) 'Shepard's War - E. H. Shepard - The Man Who Drew Winnie-the-Pooh' (London) Page 89.
ExhibitionsKunstenaar in oorlogstijd. E.H. Shepard, tekenaar van Winnie-the-Pooh (Artist in wartime. E.H. Shepard, draughtsman of Winnie -the-Pooh) exhibition at Museum Huis Doorn in the Netherlands, August to December 2017.
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/11157Shepard; Ernest Howard (1879-1976); Illustrator1879-1976
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