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War in the Sunshine

Estorick Collection, London

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The British in Italy 1917-1918

Following its five-month refurbishment, London’s Estorick Collection reopens with ‘War in the Sunshine’, a new exhibition of 75 rarely shown artworks revealing the little-known role of British forces in Italy during the First World War. On special loan from the Imperial War Museum, they include 24 drawings, paintings by official war artist Sydney Carline, and some 50 images by war photographers W.J. Brunell and Ernest Brooks. Find out more about the ‘War in the Sunshine’ exhibition from the Estorick Collection’s website.

Digital editor, Maggie Gray, selects the exhibition as one of her highlights of 2017, read more here

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A Young Italian Woman Employed by the British Army in Italy (1918), William Joseph Brunell. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum

A Young Italian Woman Employed by the British Army in Italy (1918), William Joseph Brunell. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum

An Italian Female Worker Employed by the British Army, Lying on 18 Pounder Shells (1918), William Joseph Brunell. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum

An Italian Female Worker Employed by the British Army, Lying on 18 Pounder Shells (1918), William Joseph Brunell. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum

Italian Infantry and British Troops of 143rd Brigade, 48th Division advancing down the Val d’Assa mountain road, 10 am (1918), William Joseph Brunell. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum

Italian Infantry and British Troops of 143rd Brigade, 48th Division advancing down the Val d’Assa mountain road, 10 am (1918), William Joseph Brunell. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum

Sopwith Camel Patrol Attacking an Austrian Aerodrome near Sacile (1918), Sydney Carline. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum

Sopwith Camel Patrol Attacking an Austrian Aerodrome near Sacile (1918), Sydney Carline. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum

British Sopwith Camels Leaving Their Aerodrome on Patrol over the Asiago Plateau (1918), Sydney Carline. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum

British Sopwith Camels Leaving Their Aerodrome on Patrol over the Asiago Plateau (1918), Sydney Carline. Courtesy: Imperial War Museum

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