Edward Bawden (1903 - 1989):
Unmounted (ref: 2597)
Signed, inscribed and numbered 74/75
14 x 23 in. (35.5 x 58.5 cm)
Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 124, page 165.
Lithograph, commissioned by the Hurtwood Press, printed by the Curwen Studio in 1986
Literature: Jeremy Greenwood, Edward Bawden: Editioned Prints,Wood Lea Press, Woodbridge, 2005, p. 125.
Bawden was made an OfficialWar Artist to theWar Office in 1939. He was initially sent to France, and then evacuated from Dunkirk with the British Expeditionary Force the following year .This scene depicts the chaos in Dunkirk just before the evacuation. Bawden based this lithograph (commissioned by the Hurtwood Press in 1986 and printed by the Curwen Studio) on a watercolour he painted in 1940 (ImperialWar Museum, IWM ART LD 173).