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On Board an S-Class Submarine: Up the Conning Tower

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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As an official war artist, Bone spent some time in a variety of naval shipping during the Second World War, including submarines. In this painting he has created a dynamic composition, contrasting artificial and natural light. The position of the viewer is implied by the hand on the ladder of someone standing down inside the boat in a yellow glow. The figure above is tattooed and naked to the chest; he is preparing to climb the ladder towards the daylight at the top of the conning tower, where a third figure can be seen.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

c.1944

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 77.5 x W 64.8 cm

Accession number

BHC1553

Work type

Painting


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