Exhibition features a famous war painting

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AN ORIGINAL W L Wyllie oil painting has been loaned to Portsmouth Museum for the remainder of the Lest We Forget exhibition.

The exhibition is commemorating 100 years since the start of the First World War.

The Portsmouth artist’s painting called The Shadow of the Cross of War is of a sleeping wounded soldier in a hospital bed.

It was painted in 1918 and the scene is from the University War Hospital in Southampton.

It has been loaned by Carolyn Way Mitchell and Ceri J Winter who bought the painting in memory of a cousin L/CPL Paul Stephen Morris, Royal Signals.

The painting appeared on Antiques Roadshow when it was filmed at the Royal Marines Museum in June 2013 and is now on display along with other original artworks by Wyllie.

The exhibition is due to close on Sunday, January 25.