1) The Minute Halt; 2) Inglesham Church and Rectory by Albert Richards

Albert Richards was, arguably, one of the most significant Official War Artists of WWII.


Oil on board
1) 49.3 x 73.3 cm; 2) 24.2 x 30.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £16,000)
Acquired in:
Private collection

These two paintings are closely linked to his development as a War Artist, recording his service with the Royal Engineers. They were never submitted to the WAAC, remaining instead with his family. The smaller panel, Inglesham Church and Rectory is a preliminary study for The Minute Halt and was given by Richards to his mother.


The artist; by descent; private collection.

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