The War in Art
Even though, according to Oliver Brown, visitors seemed content to view images of English landscape during the First World War, the gallery tried to show works associated with the war where possible.
In 1915 and 1916, they put on exhibitions of the work of the American artist Joseph Pennell. The first included drawings and lithographs of London in War-Time (209), the catalogue for which was not illustrated. In Germany at Work (224), images of German industry at the outbreak of war were exhibited. In the catalogue, Pennell comments that he was forbidden to continue working there after war broke out. Each image listed has a brief and often amusing caption.