Francis Helps (1890-1972):
Return from Ypres, circa 1916
Mounted (ref: 3589)
Inscribed with title on reverse
Watercolour, 13 x 18.9 in. (33 x 48 cm.)
Francis Helps was the official artist of the 1922-1924 Mallory and Irvine Everest Expedition. Having been a student at the Slade School of Fine Art and a volunteer for the Artists' Rifles. Unlike Mallory and Irvine, Helps managed to return home. His art career continued to flourish and between 1931 and 1934 Helps taught at the Royal College of Art and became a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1933.