World War I paintings at Historic Dockyard, Chatham

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An exhibition of works by Sir John Lavery (1856 – 1941), held recently at the Historic Dockyard in Chatham, illustrated the variety of the artist’s work.

The 31 paintings were mostly from the extensive collection of the Imperial War Museum.

The showed insights into the conflict through the eyes of a renowned war artist and depict scenes from the naval campaigns. The Battle of Jutland, Scapa Flow and the channel coast all featured, as did the sailors who crewed Britain’s many warships.

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