A Night Scene During the Construction of Mulberry Harbour

Made:
about 1944
artist:
Leslie Carr

Painting, oil on canvas, by Leslie Carr, "A night scene during the construction of "Mulberry" Harbour in King George V Graving Dock at Southampton before D Day, 1944". Depicts the construction of concrete caissons used in the artificial harbours built for the Allied Normandy landings during the Second World War. The caissons, with large cranes on top, are being built under floodlights with the sea in the background. Smoke pours from the chimneys of steam cranes at left. Signed by the artist at bottom left. Framed, unglazed.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1975-8516
Materials:
canvas and oil
Measurements:
overall; frame: 995 mm x 1253 mm x 30 mm,
overall; image: 1040 mm x 1294 mm
type:
painting