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A Sunderland flying boat rescuing the crew of a Liberator

Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Oil paintings
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID BHC1608
Description This painting forms part of Norman Wilkinson's ‘The War at Sea’ series, depicting the work of the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and RAF Coastal Command, of which 53 were exhibited under that title at the National Gallery in 1944, and the full set of 54 presented by him to the nation via the War Artists Advisory Committee (this item's WAAC number being LD 4309). For details of the slightly complex history of the acquisition see BHC1590, the start of the set by modern NMM catalogue number.
Date made circa 1942-44

Artist/Maker Wilkinson, Norman
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1947
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Frame: 917 mm x 1170 mm x 53 mm;Painting: 762 mm x 1016 mm
  • A Sunderland flying boat rescuing the crew of a Liberator (BHC1608)
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