Lithograph printed in 1917 (Published 1918). From the edition of 200 signed and 100 unsigned impressions.
From the set of six lithographs entitled ‘Building Aircraft’ published by the Stationary Office as part of the series ‘The Great War : Britain’s Efforts and Ideals’.
This is the second of Nevinson’s six prints, which show the process of building an aeroplane, from making parts, to assembly, and finally to flight. Men and women work together to construct the framework of an aeroplane, which is thought to be a Sopwith Camel, an aircraft used by the British Forces from June 1917. Constructed of aluminium, plywood and fabric over a wooden frame, the Sopwith Camel was the most successful Allied aircraft used during the First World War
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