Freedman, Barnett (1901-1958), '15-inch Gun Turret, HMS Repulse', Lithograph, 1941

'15-inch Gun Turret, HMS Repulse', Lithograph, 1941

£1,800.00
Original lithographic poster published by the National Gallery. Printed at the Baynard Press. Commissioned by the War Artists Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Information.

Barnett Freedman was one of the first artists to be commissioned by the War Artists Advisory Committee at the start of the Second World War. In July 1941 he was sent to work for the Admiralty, and specifically on the HMS Repulse.


This lithograph is a direct adaptation of Freedman’s oil on canvas ‘15 Inch Gun Turret, HMS Repulse’, now in the collection of the Imperial War Museum. It explores the complex relationship between technology and operator in contemporary warfare. The same year that Freedman was posted to the HMS Repulse, a Japanese fighter plane attacked and sank the ship.

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Image Size 70.8 x 99.8 cm
Paper Size 76 x 102 cm
Collections Imperial War Museum; Ingram Collection