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Modern & Post-War British Art

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Graham Sutherland, O.M.
1903-1980
PRESS FOR MAKING SHELLS
gouache, watercolour, ink, pencil and chalk on paper
50 by 37.5cm.; 19¾ by 14¾in.
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Provenance

Sale, Sotheby's London, 5th April 2000, lot 94, where acquired by the present owner

Literature

Roberto Tassi, Sutherland, The Wartime Drawings, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1980, cat. no.131, p.134, illustrated (as Big Gun Manufacture, Woolwich).

Catalogue Note

The present work is related to Press for Making Shells (1941, Manchester City Galleries) however, it most probably dates from a second series of blast furnaces and steel foundries, made in 1944 at Woolwich Arsenal.

Modern & Post-War British Art

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