Printed 1917 (published 1918). From the edition of 100 unsigned impressions, there were also 200 signed impressions. Unsigned presentation copy stamped with the insignia of the Stationary Office.
From the set of six lithographs on the theme of ‘Building Aircraft’ published by the Stationary Office as part of the series ‘The Great War : Britain’s Efforts and Ideals’.
'This is the third of Nevinson’s six prints, which show the process of building an aeroplane, from making parts, to assembly, and finally to flight. Nevinson has focused on the drama of the scene, with the women’s faces lit by flying sparks as they weld aeroplane parts. The image shows women’s labour as integral to the war effort and of vital importance when many men were at war.' - National Gallery of Scotland
|Image Size||40.3 by 29.7 cm|
|Sheet Size||47.5 by 37.5 cm|
|References||'Nash and Nevinson in War and in Peace', Leicester Galleries catalogue, 1977, cat. 25; Black, Jonathan, 'C.R.W. Nevinson The Complete Prints', 2014, cat. 17|