Ralph Bruce (biography)Medium:
Mixed Media on BoardSize:
13" x 17" (325mm x 420mm)Date:
1965This is the original Mixed Media art by Ralph Bruce.
A bizarre true story from World War One. Trooper Patrick Fowler found himself behind enemy lines when his horse was shot from under him. He was eventual rescued by locals and lived for four years in a lady's house in Bertry.
Unfortunately for him eight German soldiers were billeted in the house and so Fowler spent most of his time hiding in a cupboard. On one occasion a nosey dog almost gave the game away.
When British troops arrived in 1918 the sickened and half starved Fowler was originally arrested for desertion before being recognised by his former officer. The cabinet he lived in for years now resides in the Imperial War Museum.