- Category Communication artifacts
- Sub-category Art
- Department Art and Memorials
- Museum CWM
- Earliest 1916/01/01
- Latest 1916/12/31
- Inscription (recto) THE STUDIO PLEASE RING; T. Topham; -1916. (verso): My own home at Bottom Wood - about ½ way between Mametz + Contalmaison; In the trench the entrance to an old German dugout can be seen. This is the same dugout illustrated in the; accompanying sketch, + into which I moved later; after my studio was smashed up by a shell; The corrugated iron on the roof and is covered by branches; as concealment from aircraft; T.Topham.; This is a rough sketch of a shelter at; bottom wood on the Somme, used; by myself until it got blown up by shell. The opening in the bank is the end of a trench; known as Pearl Alley + the entrance to; an old German dugout can be seen.
- Medium watercolourcrayon
- Support paper
- Materials Not applicable
- Service Component Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Measurements Height 24.7 cm, Width 33.8 cm
- Caption An Artist's Home on the Somme
Official war artist William Topham depicted his "home" while serving on the Somme, which was later destroyed by shell fire. "My home at Bottom Wood - about 1/2 way between Mametz and Contalmaison, in the trench the entrance to an old German dugout can be seen. The corrugated iron roof is covered by branches to conceal it from aircraft." William Topham.