Albert Richards was, arguably, one of the most significant Official War Artists of WWII.
1) The Minute Halt; 2) Inglesham Church and Rectory by Albert Richards, 1941
© The artist's estate
- Oil on board
- 1) 49.3 x 73.3 cm; 2) 24.2 x 30.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £16,000)
- Acquired in:
- Private collection
These two paintings are closely linked to his development as a War Artist, recording his service with the Royal Engineers. They were never submitted to the WAAC, remaining instead with his family. The smaller panel, Inglesham Church and Rectory is a preliminary study for The Minute Halt and was given by Richards to his mother.
The artist; by descent; private collection.