The Great War in Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery


Selbstbildnis als Solat (Self-portrait as a Soldier) by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1915 © Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio Pinterest


A major exhibition featuring portraits, photographic images and film, marking the centenary celebrations of World War I.

Works include Jacob Epstein's The Rock Drill, German films on the Battle of the Somme which have never been seen together previously, a press photograph of the student Gavrilo Princip, who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and images taken by Harold Gillies, of injured soldiers, lent by the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as portraits of Churchill, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon

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