A Royal Fleet Auxiliary oil tanker of the Wave class, circa 1942
Framed (ref: 6575)
Oil on paper
Provenance: Acquired directly from the Artist's Daughter
Exhibited: - A Working Method,Young Gallery Salisbury, March- April 2016, Sotheran's, April-May 2016.
Literature: Charles Cundall - A Working Method, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, published by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, February 2016.
Appointed an Official War Artist in WW2 Cundall was etremely prolific recording the activities of the Navy and Airforce in equal number. This study, for one of Cundall's WW2 compositions (as yet to be identified), shows a Royal Fleet Auxiliary oil tanker of the Wave class, built in the 1940s to supply warships with fuel.
We are grateful to Ian Jack for assistance.