My Dreams Still (The Sentry)

£480.00

Medium: relief engraving
Edition size: 40
Image size: 32 x 22.5cm
Paper size: 53 x 36.5cm
WILFRED OWEN CENTENARY & ARMISTICE 2018
Price (unmounted, unframed): £ 480 GBP
Box Set: This edition also forms part of the Armistice Set – a portfolio box set of seven engravings – please use the contact form for further information, availability and price

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When the centenary of the First World War was approaching, I knew I wanted to make something that marked the event which we should never forget. I was pleased to be commissioned by the Folio Society to make a body of work to accompany a new publication of Wilfred Owen’s poetry to be published to mark the centenary of Owen’s death and Armistice Day. Owen was killed by machine gun fire while leading his men across the Sambre-Oise canal on 4th November 1918, one week before the signing of the Armistice on the 11th November 1918.

In a letter to his Mother, dated January 1917, Wilfred Owen wrote of his experiences in a dug-out in No Man’s Land saying “I have suffered seventh hell”. This experience resulted in Owen writing the poem ‘The Sentry’

I hope the work I have made in some way helps to mark the event, the war, Wilfred Owen and the tragic loss of life – Neil Bousfield 2018

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