[Tugboat And Sailing Ship]. Norman Wilkinson, British.
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[Tugboat And Sailing Ship]

c1924. Drypoint, signed in pencil in lower margin, 22.5 x 30.2cm. Old mount burn.

Norman Wilkinson was a British marine painter and etcher who produced about thirty drypoints between 1924 and 1930. He is known for inventing “dazzle” painting, the camouflage of merchant ships during WWI. Unlike other forms of camouflage, the intention of dazzle was not to conceal but to make it difficult to estimate a target’s range, speed, and heading by disrupting a ship’s outline. Dazzle attracted the notice of artists such as Picasso, who claimed that Cubists like himself had invented it. Ref: Guichard, British Etchers; Wiki.

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Item #CL184-165

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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