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World War I: an abandoned dormitory for German troops in a requisitioned lace factory at Le Cateau. Oil painting by John Hodgson Lobley, 1918.

  • Lobley, John Hodgson, 1878-1954.
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Physical description

1 painting : oil on board ; board 43 x 51.5 cm


German beds in lace factory La [sic] Cateau by J. Hodgson Lobley late R.A.M.C. Le Cateau Hodgson Lobley/18

Creator/production credits

J.H. Lobley was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, in 1878 and studied painting at the Royal College of Art, the Slade School, and the Royal Academy Schools, all in London. In World War I he was an official war artist. He contributed to many exhibitions between the wars and had a solo exhibition at the Leger Gallery, London, in 1934. He lived in Bournemouth, Hampshire, and died in 1954 (information from David Buckman, Dictionary of artists in Britain since 1945, Bristol 1998, p. 760)

References note

R.W.S. Galleries, Fifty years ago, exhibition at 26 Conduit Street, London
Wellcome Institute, Medicine and surgery in the Great War 1914-1918: an exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the armistice, 11 November 1918, London 1968, no. 98

Lettering note

Lettering on frame label; inscribed on front of painting "Le Cateau Hodgson Lobley/18"


Wellcome Library no. 583831i


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