Modern British Art by Robert Austin: Bomb Trolley, 1944 |


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Robert Austin:
Bomb Trolley, 1944

Framed (ref: 2607)

Signed and dated

Pencil on paper

23 x18 in. (58.3 x 45.6 cm) sight

Tags: British School of Rome transport war World War II Paintings by British Artists Science, Technology and Industry

Provenance: Artist’s daughters

Exhibited: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 41.

Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 41, page 80.

In a polished fruit wood frame.

During the war Austin made drawings ofWoolwich Arsenal, Fighter Pilots and nurses at work, as well as posters for the London Underground.This drawing depicts a bomb trolley, which would have been pulled behind a tractor from the bomb dump to the aircraft.The bomb was then loaded into the aircraft’s bomb carrier , from which it was eventually dropped.

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