Wellington Bomber, circa 1942
Unmounted (ref: 5525)
5 x 16 1/2 in.
(12.7 x 41.9 cm)
Tags: Charles Cundall transport war
The painting shows Wellington bombers, the revolutionary (geodetic) aeroplane designed by BarnesWallis in 1933; the Wellington MK II, introduced into service in 1940, was, according to the RAF Handbook, ‘a remarkably fine bomber … used extensively on night bombing raids on enemy targets, including those in Italy’ (Eric Sargent, circa 1941).
Cundall was an Official War Artist in World War II, during which time he was sent to Quebec (1944). In the same year he was elected RA.