Hover over the painting to magnify (there may be an initial delay while the magnified image is loaded)
Rudolph Sauter (1895–1977):
Soldier holding a gas mask, (believed to be a self-portrait), 1939
Framed (ref: 7878)
Signed and dated
Pencil and watercolour on paper
31 x 22 ¼ in. (78.5 x 56.5 cm)
Exhibited: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 29.
Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 29, page 67.
During WW2, Rudolf Sauter was an Army Welfare Officer under South Eastern Command. Although he was never an official war artist the events he witnessed informed his work.