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This is one of a series of 39 paintings produced by Stephen Chaplin based upon his memories of his childhood during the Second World War in Orpington. The painting depicts a bright morning when the painter was playing outside in his garden. He hears a four-engined plane flying overhead and the sound of a bomb dropping. His next door neighbour, Mrs Thomas, races out of her house to bring her baby, sitting in his pram in her garden, back inside.
oil on canvas laid on panel
30.5 x 25.4 cm
gift from the artist, 2006