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To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme Leighton House Museum, in partnership with Eton College, present Seven Halts on The Somme by Hughie O’Donoghue RA. The exhibition presents a sequence of paintings recalling seven stopping points, where troops were halted during one of the bloodiest military battles in history, one hundred years ago. Each painting is a commemoration of an individual life explored through a painting process evocative of archaeological excavation.

As as O’Donoghue states “Seven Halts on the Somme represents seven places where the army was stopped in 1916, seven places where lives were stopped and also seven places where I have stopped years later and tried to remember.”

7 Halts on the Somme
Leighton House Museum, London, 2016