Artist Richard Carline: Thiepval, Pond with shrapnel 1918

Artist Richard Carline (1896-1980): Thiepval, Pond with shrapnel 1918


Richard Carline (1896-1980):
'Thiepval', Pond with shrapnel 1918
Mounted (ref: 4811)
Signed and dated, inscribed with title

14 7/8 x 20 3/8 in. (37.8 x 52.3 cm)

See all works by Richard Carline watercolour landscape maritime WW-1 Paintings World War One and its Aftermath

Through trench warfare with its incessant shelling and artillery fire  The Western Front was transformed into a landscape of blasted trees, barbed wire and shell craters and man made trenches filled with mud and stagnant water. 

Thiepval is located 7 km north of Albert is a commune in the Somme department in Picardie in northern France. The original village was totally destroyed during World War I. The present town, which occupies a location a short distance to the southwest of the former settlement, is home to  the  Franco-British Memorial and the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.