Richard EurichThe Landing at Dieppe, 19th August 1942 1942-3

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Artist
Richard Eurich (1903‑1992)
Title
The Landing at Dieppe, 19th August 1942
Date 1942-3
MediumOil paint on wood
Dimensionssupport: 1219 x 1753 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05691
Not on display

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This epic painting records the Allied seaborne assault on occupied France in 1942 which resulted in heavy losses of men and equipment. Eurich was commissioned to record the occasion and was given access to top secret maps, models, photographs and written orders.

Eurich said the three sections represented different times of day. The central section records the main attack at sunrise and ‘almost becomes a battle plan’. On the right is ‘the blowing up of a munition dump [and]... other detailed action by troops landed’.

September 2004

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