Detraining in England

The unloading of injured soldiers from trains must have been a familiar sight at London's railway stations, as the men were returned to 'Blighty'. Born in Kent, Shepperson gave up law to study art in London and Paris. He specialized as an etcher and lithographer, becoming best known as an illustrator of books and periodicals, including Punch (between 1905 and 1920). By the time war broke out he was nearly fifty, but his practised skill in conveying a narrative through figures in action proved well suited to the Efforts and Ideals series. A symbolic lithograph produced by Shepperson during the war is at the British Museum (À Verdun).

Details

  • Title

    Detraining in England

  • Artist/maker

    Claude Allin Shepperson (1867 - 1921) (printmaker)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    1917
  • Material and technique

    lithograph

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    image 34.6 x 46.1 cm (height x width)
    sheet 38.2 x 50.8 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by the Ministry of Information, 1919.

  • Museum location

    Western Art Print Room

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.

    WA1919.31.52

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