Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)

An Allegory of War, 1939-1945


SKU: 4561

Signed and dated in the plate

The original etching plate 

6 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (17.5 x 14.5 cm)

Height – 17.5cm
Width – 14.5cm

1 in stock


The Artist’s Studio
Exhibited: WW2 – War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 93. 

Literature: WW2 – War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 93, page 138.

This poignant wartime image carries the artists initials and the
dates ’39 and 45 within the plate, (on the sack and wooden bar of the
threshing machine).  As such it it clearly has allegorical overtones.

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Frederick Austin
1902 - 1990

Printmaker and painter, born in Leicester, brother of the artist Robert Sargent Austin. He studied at Leicester School of Art and at Royal College of Art under Malcolm Osborne, William Rothenstein and Randolph Schwabe, 1924-7. Prix de Rome for engraving won in 1927. Exhibited RA, RE of which he was a member, and extensively abroad. British Museum, Graves Art Gallery in Sheffield and several foreign collections hold his work. Lived in London.


Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Woman Sleeping (Cunard Line), 1932
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Boats at Chiswick Mall, early 1930’s
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Study of Shed and Cabbage Garden, Leicestershire,1921
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
The Artist Dreaming
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
An Allegory of War, 1939-1945
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Phylis Austin Sleeping on the Cunard, (1932)
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Sleeping Woman (Cunard Line ), 1932
Frederick Austin (1902 - 1990)
Landscape (1932)