London Midland & Scottish Railway steamer SS Jupiter

Made:
c. 1945
maker:
Norman Wilkinson

Painting, oil on canvas, London Midland & Scottish Railway steamer SS Jupiter, as ack-ack ship HMS Scawfell, under aerial attack at sea, by Norman Wilkinson, about 1945. Depicts the Clyde paddle steamer Jupiter in wartime service with the Royal Navy as an anti-aircraft ship. The ship is shown at speed, with water spouting from bomb explosions on either bow. An aircraft, on fire, dives out of control into the sea, leaving a trail of smoke behind. In the sky are smudges of smoke from exploding anti-aircraft shells. Signed by the artist at bottom right. Created for The LMS at War series. Unframed

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1977-5723
Materials:
canvas, oil paint
type:
painting
status:
Permanent collection

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