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A young lad standing on a dockside gazes longingly into the distance at a dim outline of a warship in the mist. Perhaps he is thinking of his own future and following the call of the sea. Brangwyn’s subject matter reflects his interest in the sea. In many of his prints, he has exploited the particular quality of lithography that enables artists to create prints similar to sketches and drawings. Brangwyn was deeply affected by the destruction and loss of life in the war, particularly in Belgium, where he had been born.
lithograph on paper
H 55 x W 38.2 cm
NMW A 5638
gift from H. M. Ministry of Information, 1919