Air battle between a Sunderland flying boat and eight JU 88s
This painting forms part of Norman Wilkinson's ‘The War at Sea’ series, depicting the work of the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and RAF Coastal Command, of which 53 were exhibited under that title at the National Gallery in 1944, and the full set of 54 presented by him to the nation via the War Artists Advisory Committee (this item's WAAC number being LD 4320). For details of the slightly complex history of the acquisition see BHC1590, the start of the set by modern NMM catalogue number.
|Display location:||Not on display|
|Date made:||Mid 20th century; circa 1942-4 circa 1942-44|
|Credit:||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1947|
|Measurements:||Painting: 762 mm x 1016 mm|
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