Detraining in England, by Claude Shepperson, 1914-1918, from series 'Tending the wounded'. Crayon lithograph, 38.5x51cm, in gilt and black frame 58x68x3cm. Stretcher bearers beside the train loading the wounded into a four-berth ambulance. No. of set subtitled 'Detraining in England', numbered '19' blc, depicting stretcher bearers beside the train loading the wounded into a four-berth ambulance; image 35x46cm, sheet 38.5x51cm
The sight of wounded soldiers being loaded from trains into ambulances by stretcher bearers would have been a familiar one during the First World War – a conflict during which 1.6 million British soldiers were wounded.
Drawn by Claude Shepperson (1867-1921), a British illustrator, the print is from a series called ‘Tending the Wounded’, which was published in 1917 with the works of other war artists in 'The Great War: Britain’s Efforts and Ideals'.