Ernest Procter (1886 - 1935):
Sleeping Quarters of the French Civilian Evacuation Section, Oxelaëre, 1917
Framed (ref: 9878)
Signed, watercolour, gouache, and pencil
Oxelaëre is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Procter served as a member and official artist for the Friend's Ambulance Unit in Dunkirk from 1916-17 executing numerous fine drawings chronicling his intense personal experiences working there. The Imperial War Museum holds a number of drawings and a sketchbook by the artist from this period. In 1918 he was appointed Official War Artist for theMinistry of Information.