Welch, Nugent, 1881-1970 :[Sketchbook of watercolours and pencil drawings of WW1 scenes, 1916-1918]
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
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Curator required
There are 16 items in total.
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 spineSee original record