Welch, Nugent, 1881-1970 :[Sketchbook of watercolours and pencil drawings of WW1 scenes, 1916-1918]

Date
1916 - 1919
By
Welch, Nugent Herrmann, 1881-1970
Ref
E-940
Description
Watercolour and pencil sketches of scenes during Great War, showing leaving Fremantle, the Indian Ocean, Dakar in West Africa, Salisbury, England, Bapaume, France, the ship journey home through the Panama Canal, and scenes finally back in New Zealand The artist's name is stencilled in gold on the book's cover; 29 of the 46 pages have been used Welch was New Zealand's first 'war artist', employed as such after two years of active service, 1916-1918. He predominantly focused on painting the landscape, and human forms very rarely featured in his paintings; this sketchbook reflects that. Welch's sketches also draw attention to the effect that the war had on the local civilian population whose towns, cities, churches and farms were devastated by battle Quantity: 1 sketchbook(s). Physical Description: Pencil and watercolour on pages of album, 112 x 155 mm (folded), bound in green buckram with dark green leather spine Provenance: Purchase: International Art Centre auction, 29 August 2012, lot 167
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Partly restricted - Curator required
Format
1 sketchbook(s), Works of art, Watercolours, Pencil works, Pencil and watercolour on pages of album, 112 x 155 mm (folded), bound in green buckram with dark green leather spine
There are 16 items in total.
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Date: 1916 Description: A view of a road through the village of what is probably Shipton Bellinger, near Salisbury. Houses can be seen on both sides of the road. The village is surr...
Date: 1916 Description: Two scenes of brooding, stormy skies over the Indian Ocean, sketched from the artist's troopship Quantity: 2 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Watercol...
Date: 1916 Description: A camp scene on the Authie River, northern France, showing a number of tents among tall trees Inscriptions: Recto - top left - Authie France 1916 [in pencil...
Date: 1916 Description: Scene of a ship at sea, with two masts and a funnel emitting smoke The convoy is probably of troopships heading across the Indian Ocean towards Europe Insc...
Date: 1916 Description: A view of Bapaume's main street, the town having been one of the objectives during the Battle of the Somme. The buildings seen to be left standing are in rui...
Date: 1918 Description: A view of a street in Bapaume. The buildings seen to be left standing are in ruins, and the street deserted. The battle of Bapaume, 21 August-3 September 19...
Date: 1918 Description: Two views of Peel Forest, South Canterbury, showing a distant view of the foothills, and a closer view of the forest-covered hills; possibly including Mt Pee...
Date: 1918 Description: Views of the artist's journey through the Panama Canal, probably as a returning soldier. Included are two views of a four-masted ship; a sketch of two men, i...
Date: 1916 Description: A view of one of the huts at Sling Camp, the World War One camp occupied by New Zealand soldiers beside the then-military town of Bulford on the Salisbury Pl...
Date: 1916 Description: A view of the sky from a ship at sea, possibly at sunset, with heavy dark clouds and a layer of golden light above the horizon Inscriptions: Album page - ce...