Oil on canvas
76 x 101.4 cm
Commissioned Works Birds Eye View Official War Artist All Works in Public Collections Wartime Works | 1940 to 1949 Narrative Bonfires | Flames | Smoke Ships | Boats | Harbours | Ports The Art of Richard Eurich
Recto: Signed lower right: R. EURICH. 1941
Aka: Attack on a Convoy Seen from the Air; Convoy attacked from the air - near the Needles [ RE sales diary]England Hampshire Isle of Wight Needles The South IWM Imperial War Museum WW2 WWII World War 2 World War II aeroplanes aircraft attack battle bombers clouds fighter merchant navy merchant ship military ship parachute public collection sea ships smoke war war artist warships wartime
8th January 1942: Went to the War Artist Show at National Gallery. “ My large Dunkirk [Dunkirk Beaches, May 1940] looked frightful, made me feel quite sick. The Convoy from the Air looked none too bad.”
From an interview done with Richard for the Imperial War Museum in about 1990
"You’re above the cloud and you see things down through the cloud on the convoy off the Isle of Wight going up the Channel and being attacked also from the air. This is entirely a picture from imagination that I was asked to do. And when the RAF officials saw it they were so surprised that I had never been up in the air."
by the Admiralty / War Artists Advisory Committee
"War Artist Pictures" - National Gallery, London
gifted by the War Artists' Advisory Committee; accession number IWM ART LD 1326
"Richard Eurich - From Dunkirk to D-Day" - Imperial War Museum, London, UK
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