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Drawing - Living Sepulchres
  • Living Sepulchres
    Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946
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Living Sepulchres

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain
    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1919 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (Artist)
    Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink, paper, drawing

  • Credit Line:

    The Paul Nash Trust

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 12

Physical description

One of eleven small pen and ink illustrations adhered to a sheet.

Place of Origin

Great Britain
Great Britain (made)


1919 (made)


Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (Artist)
Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink, paper, drawing

Marks and inscriptions

Original pen drawings for Richard Aldington. Images of War,
inscribed in pencil by Paul Nash

In the Trenches, Picket, Earth Goddess, Fatigues, Trench Idyl?, Barrage, Proem, Bombardment, Ruined House, Living Sepulchres, Terror
titles next to each illustration


Height: 50 mm illustration, Width: 75 mm illustration, Width: 75 mm illustration, Height: 291 mm support sheet, Width: 355 mm support sheet, Height: 291 mm Sheet, Width: 355 mm Sheet

Object history note

The object is eleven illustrations pasted onto one sheet. When the object came into the collection each illustration was given an individual extension but CIRC.294andAtoJ-1975 are one object. The proof sheet CIRC.294K-1975 is a separate object.

Descriptive line

'Living Sepulchres'; one of eleven drawings by Paul Nash adhered on one sheet. Illustrations to 'Images of War' by Richard Aldington, a book of poetry about World War I.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Aldington, Richard Images of war, a book of poems by Richard Aldington Westminster, London, Beaumont Press, 1919
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1975


Pen and ink; Pencil; Paper



Subjects depicted

Rats; War; War


Illustration; War; Drawings

Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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