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Mrs Thomas Howard and the Kondor, 1940

© the artist. Photo credit: Bromley Historic Collections

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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.

Central Library, Bromley


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas laid on panel

  • Measurements

    30.5 x 25.4 cm

  • Accession number

    LDBMP: 2006.23.12

  • Acquisition method

    gift from the artist, 2006


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Central Library, Bromley

Church Hill, Orpington, Greater London BR6 0HH England

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