NIGHT PATROL

Night Patrol
Night Patrol

NIGHT PATROL

Watercolour, bodycolour and silver paint
Signed upside down and inscribed and dated: BEF 1916
26.00 x 36.00cm (10.24 x 14.17 inches)
Stock Code: 1520
SOLD

Little is known of Mears’ early life. During the Great War he served at the Somme and in the Salient. His unusual and naïve paintings showed the war from the soldier’s point of view – the darkness, the remains of blasted trees and the trudging weary figures of soldiers isolated in the horrific landscape lit only by the fire of war. The paintings are signed upside-down – his comment on the world itself being turned upside-down by the horrors of war. Although he may have been commissioned in an official capacity by the British Expeditionary Force his work does not seem to have been fully discovered until May 1920 when thirty of his pictures were exhibited in a Bond Street gallery. Their successful sale saved him from poverty. He died in 1929.

OTHER ITEMS FROM THIS CATEGORY

Two Soldiers
CLAUD LOVAT FRASER
Two Soldiers
See at Euston
CLAUD LOVAT FRASER
See at Euston
Lifeguard Escort - The Coronation
FELIKS TOPOLSKI
Lifeguard Escort - The Coronation
Afghan Soldier in the Karakoram Mountains, Hindu Kush, 1901
JOHN RODERICK DEMPSTER MACKENZIE
Afghan Soldier in the Karakoram Mountains, Hindu Kush, 1901
Ghostly Armies
ARTHUR CHARLES CONRADE
Ghostly Armies
A Short History of the Italian Army
CLAUD LOVAT FRASER
A Short History of the Italian Army
Some Great French Men
CLAUD LOVAT FRASER
Some Great French Men


To join our mailing list submit your details below
Your name
Your email