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HMS 'Cossack' and the prison ship 'Altmark', 16 February 1940

Fine art

Object connections:

Collection Fine art, Oil paintings
Gallery locationNot on display
EventsWorld War II, 1939-1945
VesselsAltmark (1939), Cossack (1937)

Object details:

Object ID BHC1628
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 4330). 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

Artist/Maker Wilkinson, Norman
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1947
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Painting: 1020 x 1280 mm
  • HMS 'Cossack' and the prison ship 'Altmark', 16 February 1940 (BHC1628)
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