the famous First World War poet, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), depicted in his 2nd Lieutenant’s uniform, standing before a cratered battlefield as an enemy shell flies across the sky behind him, he was killed in action on 4th November, just over a month after being awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, and exactly one week before the Armistice was signed, which was also the day his mother received the news of her beloved son’s death.
Richard Willson (1939-2011) began as a cartoonist for The Observer in 1968, before moving to The Times and Sunday Times in the early 1970s. His popular and distinctive work also frequently appeared in The Spectator, Washington Post, New Statesman, and New Scientist,
pen and ink, 430 x 280 mm. (17 x 11 in), signed lower right, titled lower left,