Hughie O’Donoghue : Seven Halts on The Somme at Leighton House

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Marlborough Fine Art are delighted to announce that Hughie O’Donoghue RA shall be presenting ‘Seven Halts on The Somme’ to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme at Leighton House Museum, London. The works on display are on loan from Eton College Collections, recalling seven stopping points where troops were halted during one of the bloodiest military battles in history.

The paintings are the result of the artist’s residency at Eton college’s drawing schools in 2013. O’Donoghue spent many months exploring the remarkable letters and diaries from World War One in the College Collections, alongside his own research into the landscapes of Northern France and his family connection to the conflict. Each artwork is a bold and vivid interpretation of a place in the landscape. Intense hues of yellow, red and green on square canvases of five feet and one inch, in reference to the height men had to be to qualify for service, and maps for the battlefield will mirror the intensity of The Somme and horrors of war.

 

 

 

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Leighton House Website

London Calling Interview

Marlborough Fine Art are delighted to announce that Hughie O’Donoghue RA shall be presenting ‘Seven Halts on The Somme’ to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme at Leighton House Museum, London. The works on display are on loan from Eton College Collections, recalling seven stopping points where troops were halted during one of the bloodiest military battles in history.

The paintings are the result of the artist’s residency at Eton college’s drawing schools in 2013. O’Donoghue spent many months exploring the remarkable letters and diaries from World War One in the College Collections, alongside his own research into the landscapes of Northern France and his family connection to the conflict. Each artwork is a bold and vivid interpretation of a place in the landscape. Intense hues of yellow, red and green on square canvases of five feet and one inch, in reference to the height men had to be to qualify for service, and maps for the battlefield will mirror the intensity of The Somme and horrors of war.

 

 

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