Barnett Freedman Personnel of an Aircraft Factory 1942

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Artwork details

Artist
Barnett Freedman 1901–1958
Title
Personnel of an Aircraft Factory
Date 1942
Medium Graphite, ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 1086 x 2203 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05693
Not on display

Catalogue entry

N05693 PERSONNEL OF AN AIRCRAFT FACTORY 1942
 
Inscr. ‘Representative workers of an Aircraft Company dispersed over the South-West of England. Drawn in the factories. December 1942. Barnett Freedman.’ b.r.
Thirty-two painted ovals in pencil, pen and ink and watercolour, each 11 1/4×6 1/2 (28·5×16·5), on paper 12 1/2×7 1/2 (32×19), mounted in three rows of eleven, the last space being filled by the above inscription. The whole is 42 3/4×86 3/4 (108·5×220·5). Double portraits are on separate pieces of paper joined together.
Presented by the War Artists' Advisory Committee 1946.
Exh: National War Pictures, National Gallery and Glasgow, 1945, and R.A., October–November 1945 (233).

The names of the sitters are inscribed under each drawing.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I

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