Leonard Rosoman Bomb Falling into Water 1942

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Artwork details

Artist
Leonard Rosoman 1913–2012
Title
Bomb Falling into Water
Date 1942
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 635 x 762 mm
frame: 800 x 930 x 90 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the War Artists Advisory Committee 1946
Reference
N05729
Not on display

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As a member of the National Fire Service, Rosoman had first-hand experience of fighting fires during German bombing raids. He was stationed in the East End of London, which was especially badly hit. He explained that Bomb Falling into Water was ‘painted in 1942 when I was in the N.F.S. and was the result of night after night fighting fires in the London dock area - bombs were falling into the Thames and into the water in the docks.’

November 2006

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