John Piper
St Mary le Port, Bristol 1940

Artwork details

John Piper 1903–1992
St Mary le Port, Bristol
Date 1940
Medium Oil paint and graphite on canvas on wood
Dimensions Support: 762 x 635 mm
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Not on display

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Piper was commissioned as a war artist during the Second World War, painting the ‘Home Front’. In this capacity he made a series of paintings of bombed buildings, visiting the sites to take photographs and make sketches, which formed the basis for a series of paintings. St Mary le Port was hit in the attacks on Bristol Docks in November 1940.

May 2007

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