At Sea - Merchant Seaman, Polish Troop Carrier 'Sobieski', November 1941

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 15746 29
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1941-11-01
Subject period
Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: charcoal
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 203 mm, Width 125 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: drawing
Creator
Category
art
Copyright Ronald Searle 1941, by kind permission of the artist and The Sayle Literary Agency

© Ronald Searle 1941, by kind permission of the artist and The Sayle Literary Agency

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Object description

image: A profile portrait of a bearded seaman in a knitted cap, wearing an overcoat and holding a cigarette in his left hand.

Label

"On 29 October 1941 the 53rd Brigade (18th Division) embarked on the Polish troop carrier 'Sobieski' at Gourock in Scotland, to sail for an unknown destination (Egypt). It arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 8 November." From 'To the Kwai - a

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signed [&] Merchant seaman, Atlantic, Nov 1941

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