Tunnard was an Auxiliary Coastguard in Cornwall during the Second World War and spent his hours on duty observing shipping passing through the English Channel.

Anglo Dutch probably refers to a cargo ship or tanker. It is one of his most exquisitely Constructivist works, in which the majestic architectural shape that dominates the picture plane is overlaid with a passing cavalcade of transparent and mysterious forms; the abstract outline of a ship's rudder, weather dogs, signal masts and the triangles and dots of chart symbols. Extract from an article in the 2000 Art Fund Review by Angela Weight.

Provenance

T Roche; Whitford & Hughes; present vendor




Exhibitions at IWM London

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