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6 December 2016

on the departure platform 1918

In March 1918 the British War Memorial Committee was set up to commission art on particular war subjects from suitable artists. Meninsky was employed in September at the suggestion of Sickert. He was asked to go to Victoria Station and paint a picture or pictures “representing typical London scenes, during and after the arrival of a leave train from the front.”  On the Departure Platform is also at the Imperial War Museum.

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