Mourning
John Moody’s egg tempera on board portrait of Margaret Sewell was painted in 1927 on the 10th anniversary of her husband’s death during the First World War. It is among the pictures on offer in Liss Llewelyn’s online campaign ‘World War One and its Aftermath’.

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The picture shows Margaret Sewell nee Ley in 1927, dressed in mourning and holding in her hand a species of the Cardamine plant, which was known for its healing properties for heart ailments.

Margaret was a miniaturist who met her husband, William Sewell, when they were students at Herkomer’s Art School. He was an artist and book illustrator and was killed, aged 41, at the Battle of Arras.

Moody, the portraitist, was too young to participate in the conflict but his art addresses the sense of the futility of war which affected the mood of his own generation.

triptych
Percy Jowett’s tempera on board triptych 'England' painted c.1918, is among the pieces included in Liss Llewelyn’s online show ‘World War One and its Aftermath’.

The online sales campaign is timed to correspond with the Tate Britain exhibition Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One. Marking 100 years since the end of the war, that show looks at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe through British, French and German art.

Disarm
Included in Liss Llewelyn’s online show ‘World War One and its Aftermath’ is this lithographic poster SOS to all nations – Disarm, League of Nations Union, c.1920. It is offered for £2750.

Among the works on offer at Liss Llewelyn are paintings and prints as well as a selection of posters and postcards. A maquette of St George designed for the Cramlinton War Memorial in Northumberland is also available for £1200.