R.W. Parfit

Hun raider dropping a parachute mine in a South Coast harbour, c. 1940


SKU: 9649
Pencil and watercolour on Whatman’s watercolour sketching board
9 x 11 3/4 in. (22.8 x 29.8 cm)

Height – 22.8cm
Width – 29.8cm

1 in stock


This appears to show a German aeroplane dropping a parachute mine in the entrance to a harbour. The aeroplane has no markings and its shape is very reminiscent of a British aircraft – an Airspeed Oxford. The searchlights have ‘coned’ the aircraft and there are AA shell bursts above it.

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