Gunner F. J. Mears (1890 - 1929)

Soldiers with Gasmasks Advancing on the Western Front at Night Sold

Watercolour and silver paint over an underdrawing in pencil.
Signed, dated and inscribed Gnr F J Mears BEF 1916 upside down at the lower left.
114 x 181 mm. (4 1/2 x 7 1/8 in.)

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Mear’s work is usually signed upside down. When asked why this was so, Mears is said to have replied, “The whole world is upside down. Why should my signature be the right way up?”

'Gunner' F. J. MEARS

Soldiers with Gasmasks Advancing on the Western Front at Night

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