War in the Sunshine: The British in Italy 1917-1918




Following an extensive refurbishment of the museum, the Estorick Collection reopens with a major exhibition of rarely seen works documenting the role of British forces in Italy during the First World War. Comprising the imagery of official war artists and photographers, it highlights a forgotten aspect of Britain’s involvement in the conflict.

Sydney Carline (1888-1929) produced thrilling drawings and paintings of aerial battles that were much admired by his contemporaries Paul Nash and C.R.W. Nevinson. Carline first created such imagery in his own time as a fighter pilot flying a Sopwith Camel but was subsequently engaged as an official war artist attached to the RAF.

Ernest Brooks (1878-1941) worked as an official photographer on the Western Front and is best known for his iconic images of British forces on the Somme and at Passchendaele.

The images captured by William Joseph Brunell (b. 1878) reveal an instinctive feel for the stunning views of northern Italy’s mountainous terrain, but he also produced intimate and sympathetic images of the young Italian women employed by the British Army Service Corps, unloading railway wagons or washing British Army uniforms.

Duration 13 January 2017 - 19 March 2017
Times Wednesday to Saturday 11.00 - 18.00 Sunday 12.00 - 17.00 Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Cost £6.50, Concessions £4.50 National Art Pass, £3.25 Free to school children and full time students with valid NUS ID card. Admission to café and shop free.
Venue Estorick Collection
Address 39a Canonbury Square, London, N1 2AN
Contact 020 7704 9522 / info@estorickcollection.com / www.estorickcollection.com

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