Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, by William Orpen, 1917 (IWM Art 324).
Commander during the Battle Of The Somme, and member of the Bullingdon Club.
1,200,00 lives were lost at the Somme. Not Douglas’, though.
Taken from a 2014 NPG leaflet for The Great War In Portraits, picked from a bin.
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If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.