Charles Cundall:
Wellington Bomber, circa 1942

Unmounted (ref: 5525)
Watercolor 5 x 16 1/2 in.
 (12.7 x 41.9 cm)

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.