Study of a Sunderland, inscribed Western House, Fleming
Framed (ref: 6606)
Signed and inscribed with title
Watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
11 x 20 in. (28 x 51 cm)
Tags: Charles Cundall transport war Charles Cundall
Provenance: Acquired directly from the Artist's Daughter
Exhibited: - A Working Method,Young Gallery Salisbury, March- April 2016, Sotheran's, April-May 2016.
Literature: Charles Cundall - A Working Method, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, published by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, February 2016.
This study shows an early mark Short Sunderland flying boat. It's front turret is invisible because it could be winched back into the nose so as to leave the bows of the boat open in order that mooring procedure could be performed. RAF Hendon displays its own Sunderland in the process of mooring up.
We are grateful to Andrew Cormack for assistance.