Modern British Art by Robert Austin: Private with bandage, travelling in a railway compartment, circa 1918 | www.LLFA.uk

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Robert Austin:
Private with bandage, travelling in a railway compartment, circa 1918

Framed (ref: 5929)
Pencil 

8 x 5 in. (20 x13 cm.)

Tags: drawing men portraits war No Mans Land WW-1 Paintings



Provenance:  The Artist's brother Frederick Austin; thence by descent


During WW1 Austin served in the Royal Garrison Artillery as a gunner.

He had been at the Royal College for a brief spell before the outbreak of the war and resumed his studies afterwards.

The Soldier, in Austrian uniform, would appear to be a Private 1st Class of the 2nd Infantry Regiment.

 

Millions of soldiers suffered “shell shock,” or posttraumatic stress disorder, due to the horrors of trench warfare. Shell-shocked men often had uncontrollable diarrhea, couldn’t sleep, stopped speaking, whimpered for hours, and twitched uncontrollably. While some soldiers recovered, others suffered for the rest of their lives


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