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World War I: The Red Cross in the trenches. Oil painting by Cyrus Cuneo.
- Cuneo, Cyrus, 1879-1916.
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1 painting : oil on canvas ; canvas 35.1 x 21.6 cm
Wellcome Library no. 46017i
Painted by Cyrus Cincinnati Cuneo, an American-born war artist who worked in London. He died of blood poisoning in 1916: "His death was the result of a trivial accident at a Studio Party. While dancing, he noticed an ornamental pin falling from his partner's hair. As he bent to catch it, one of the lady's nails grazed his left nostril. A slow and deadly blood-poisoning set in, which ended in his death a month later" (Percy V. Bradshaw, 'Cyrus Cuneo and his work', The art of the illustrator, London: The Press Art School, Tudor Hall, Forest Hill, [1919? or 1922?], p. )