Exhibition shows the “poor ruined faces of England”BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7373.1132/a (Published 16 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1132
- Annabel Ferriman
An exhibition of the work of war artist Henry Tonks shows some of the horrific injuries sustained by soldiers in the first world war.
His drawings, which supplemented the photographic records on the soldiers' medical files, showed the combatants' faces before and after surgery. Tonks, who taught at the Slade School of Art from 1892 to 1930, was particularly well qualified to record …