Liss Llewellyn Fine Art - Stephen Bone: The night watch, (Normandy landings), 1944

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Stephen Bone:
The night watch, (Normandy landings), 1944

Framed (ref: 6603)
Signed and dated

oil on board 
10 x 13 1/2 in. (25.5 x 34.3 cm)

Tags: maritime war World War II Paintings by British Artists



Exhibited: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 2. 

Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 2, page 41. 

As a war artist attached to the Admiralty, Stephen Bone recorded the Normandy landings in 1944. This panel which shows a small ship steaming through the night very possibly relates to his eye-witness account of this momentous event.
The view point is from the bridge looking aft, with ventilators either side of the funnel and the davits for the lifeboats. A seaman, most likely on night-watch, is visible in the foreground. The light blue behind is the ship's phosphorescent wake.


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