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Francis Edwin Hodge (1881-1949):
Portrait of an American Captain, VII Corps, early 1940's
Framed (ref: 7630)
Oil on panel
24 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (62 x 49 cm)
Exhibited: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 127.
Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 127, page 169.
This was probably painted while the soldier was stationed in the UK, prior to the change of the regiments badge in April 1944.
Hodge who enlisted in the Artists' Rifles saw active service in World War I as a Captain in the Royal Field Artillery and later published watercolours relating to his battle experiences in France.