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Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee, 1947. Museums Sheffield
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Date Made/Found: 1940
Artist: John Nash , British, 1893 - 1977
Material and Medium: pencil and watercolour on paper
Dimensions: Overall: 675 x 804 x 23mm Sight size: 370 x 532mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.1936
John Nash was a talented painter and printmaker. He had no formal training in art but was encouraged in his work by his older brother Paul Nash. In the beginning of the Second World War, Nash joined the Observer Corps. He then began to work for the Admiralty as an official war artist. It was probably during this time that he painted this scene of a collection of scrap metal in a shipyard.
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