A limited edition Giclee print of The original painting AND THEY WAITED which commemorates the second battle of WWI in 1914. I am creating a series of work commemorating the people, places and events of WWI that connects us to some of the stories from the time. For more information please have a look at my WWI blogs.
This painting was created in 2014 as part of a series to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Great War. It is the 2nd of 3 paintings based on events from 1914. It captures dawn on 26th August and the beauty of a lone tree that stood close to the centre of the British position at Le Cateau. The German Artillery used the tree as a distance marker for their guns. The British had anticipated this and tried to chop it down, but the trunk was too thick for them to complete this task before the battle started.
The hare represents the British army waiting for the German to advance. The poppies are a sign of remembrance for all lives lost in the Great War.
This painting is special to me as it was over half way completed as my second commemorative piece before I was told the story of the “tree” at the Battle of Le Cateau -This is known as channeling in the art world.
Signed and numbered by the artist. This print is 34 x 45cm/13.25 x17.5 inches in size including white border.
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