D-Day 80

D-Day 80

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, we are pleased to present a special online exhibition of British wartime works.

The Normandy landings of 6 June, 1944, was the largest seaborne invasion in history, and together with the associated airborne operations, it marked the beginning of the liberation of France and western Europe. This selection includes a study of the landings by Stephen Bone (1904-1958), who witnessed and sketched the operations from the beach as part of his activities as an Official War Artist. Related works by the artist can be found in the Government Art Collection.

The exhibition also features images of other seabornes conflicts, including an important cartoon for Muirhead Bone’s (1876-1953) seminal painting of a minesweeper at work in stormy seas – Winter-Mine Laying off Iceland, 1942 (collection of the Imperial War Museum) – as well as Leslie Carr’s dramatic convoy of merchant ships, barrage balloons, and a Dazzle-camouflage Destroyer.

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

Evan Charlton (1904 - 1984)
Canal Girls, 1944
£6,750
Eric Wilfred Taylor (1909 - 1999)
WWII: Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Gliders at Pegasus Bridge, July 1944
£2,950
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Pencil sketch for Portrait of an Airwoman, 1944
£1,500
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Studies and sketches for Putting on Anti-Gas Protective Clothing, 1940
£3,750
Evelyn Dunbar (1906 - 1960)
Study of a WAAF at RAF Gravesend, 1944
£1,650
Leslie Carr (1885 - 1948)
Merchant Ships Tethered with Barrage Balloons, and a Dazzle Camouflage Destroyer
£35,000
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Sergt. Pilot J.C. McWilliams, 1942
£3,750
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Rear view Spitfire
£3,400
Isobel Atterbury Heath (1908 - 1989)
A Royal Navy Mine Sweeper in Dry Dock, circa 1940
£5,000
Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)
Convoy, including a ship with dazzle camouflage
£1,000
Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)
Sketch of the Normandy Landings
£800
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Spud piers with dazzle camouflage being prepared for the D-Day Normandy Landings
£2,950
Barnett Freedman (1901 - 1958)
15-inch Gun Turret, HMS Repulse, 1941
£975
Henry Arthur Riley (1895 - 1966)
Me, 1940-42
£35,000
Sinking of “Scharnhorst” 26.12.1943
£1,575
Sold
Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)
The night watch, (Normandy landings), 1944
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for The Hipper at Kiel, c. 1945
£1,575
Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)
Cartoon for Winter Mine-Laying off Iceland, 1942
£1,750
Muirhead Bone (1876 - 1953)
Full size drawing for Winter Mine-Laying off Iceland, circa 1942
£19,500
Peter Humphrey (1913 - 2001)
Bomb damaged houses, Coventry, circa 1942
£6,750
Spitfire, in from Dieppe, Crash Landed 1942
£800
Crash Landed, repairs after Dieppe Raid, sept 1942
£1,200
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Study for Marching Gun Range and Rifle Range, RAF Station
£1,950
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Sketch for An Aerial View of a Wartime Airfield, circa 1944
£1,200