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Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee, 1947. Museums Sheffield
Girls in the W.D. Store
Date Made/Found: 1939-1945
Artist: Edward Ardizzone , 1900 - 1979
Material and Medium: watercolour wash on paper
Dimensions: Frame: 544 x 670 x 22mm Image size: 274 x 333mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.2767
This painting captures a relaxed moment between the women workers in a WD (War Department) store. At the beginning of the Second World War Edward Ardizzone became an Official War Artist at the recommendation of Kenneth Clark. Clark had admired his work for some time and knew that he would not shy away from depicting the realities of war. Ardizzone travelled around England, Scotland and Ireland drawing scenes of Britain preparing for invasion and of military and civilian life.
Display Location: In Store
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