The composition was forged by war itself. In his 1937 autobiography ‘Paint and Prejudice’, Nevinson wrote that he returned from a period of convalescence in Cornwall to ‘find that a bomb had fallen on the printing works where my lithographs were kept and that my stones were damaged. The reason for the extra ridge in my lithograph of the ‘Arras-Bapaume Road’ is because I had to put it in to cover the injury done to my original stone’.
Nevinson first studied lithography in 1912 under the tutelage of Ernest Jackson at the LCC Schools in Southampton Row, London. He drew all his lithographs on stone rather than zinc or transfer paper.
|Image Size||48.4 x 38.6 cm|
|Paper Size||58 x 44 cm|
|Provenance||Captain E. Lander|
|Collections||Metropolitan Museum of Art; Imperial War Museum; V & A; Museums Sheffield|