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A painting showing a destroyer in West India Dock, London during the Second World War. Viewed from the path on the opposite side of the water, a tall crane dominates the skyline immediately behind the ship. The guns of another ship moored in the dock are also visible. With economy of line, vivid colours and the immediacy of the brushwork, the artist has captured the sunlit scene. In 1940, 1941 and 1944 the artist was employed by the War Artists' Advisory Committee to undertake a few specific works.
oil on cardboard
H 39 x W 53.2 cm