- Richard Eurich 1903–1992
- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 356 x 610 mm
frame: 518 x 772 x 78 mm
- Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
N05692 SURVIVORS FROM A TORPEDOED SHIP 1942
Inscr. ‘R. Eurich. 1942.’ b.r.
Canvas, 14×24 (36×61).
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, National Gallery, 1943, and R.A., October–November 1945 (62).
Repr: Eric Newton, War through Artists' Eyes, 1945, p.45.
‘The picture is based on fact - a negro helped two other sailors to cling, half frozen to the boat, which they daren't try to right. They were picked up eventually but the negro I regret to say perished’ (letter from the artist, 8 September 1956).
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I