Artist Arthur James Wetherall Burgess: HMS Mersey and Severn firing on SMS Konigsberg, for Deeds That Thrill The Empire, circa 1915

Artist Arthur James Wetherall Burgess (1879 - 1957): HMS Mersey and Severn firing on SMS Konigsberg, for Deeds That Thrill The Empire, circa 1915

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Arthur James Wetherall Burgess (1879 - 1957):
HMS Mersey and Severn firing on SMS Konigsberg, for Deeds That Thrill The Empire, circa 1915
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Gouache on card, grisaille, 17 x 11 1/2 in. (43.2 x 29.3 cm.)

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Literature: Deeds That Thrill The Empire, Hutchinson, London 1915, p. 71.

This gouache was produced for Deeds That Thrill the Empire: True Stories of the Most Glorious Acts of Heroism of the Empire’s Soldiers and Sailors During the GreatWar, which was published by Hutchinson in instalments throughout the FirstWorldWar . It shows a land plane directing the fire of HMS Mersey and Severn on the German Cruiser SMS Konigsberg in the Rufigi Delta in July 1915.
SMS Konigsberg was reduced to a wreck during this battle.

Arthur JamesWeatherall Burgess RI was appointed Official Naval Artist for the Commonwealth of Australia in 1918.