Charles Cundall: Study of submarines at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull., circa 1942 - on Charles Cundall

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Charles Cundall:
Study of submarines at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull., circa 1942

Framed (ref: 7799)
Gouache over pencil
8 x 10 1/2 in. (20.3 x 26.7 cm)

Tags: Charles Cundall gouache pencil maritime Metropolitan



Provenance: The Artist's Family


This study shows the  brown Scots baronial building on the hill (The Western Isles Hotel). The buildings on the quay correspond to those in the painting. 

In July 1940, the WAAC offered Cundall a salaried six-month contract with the Admiralty, focusing on the work of the Merchant Navy: a timely subject that had been promoted by the Chamber of Shipping the previous spring. In 1941, after a brief lull following the end of his Admiralty employment early in the year, he was transferred to the Air Ministry, where he remained until 1945. 

Muirhead Bone wrote the catalogue Foreword for one of Cundall's exhibitions in 1927 praising him as a detached observer we feel we can trust.


We are grateful to Ian Jack for assistance


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