Nevinson, C.R.W. (1889-1946), 'In the Air', Lithograph, 1917

'In the Air', Lithograph, 1917

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Lithograph printed in 1917 (published 1918).

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 fourth of Nevinson’s six prints, which show the process of building an aeroplane, from making parts, to assembly, and finally to flight. Looking over a patchwork of fields, the image conveys a feeling of freedom, far removed from the horrors of the trenches. Aerial warfare played a new and important role during the First World War. Nevinson shows the view from a two-seater plane, in which the observer or gunner sits in front of the pilot. - National Gallery of Scotland

Image/Plate Size 40.4 x 29.9 cm
References 'Nash and Nevinson in War and in Peace', Leicester Galleries catalogue, 1977, cat. 24; Black, Jonathan, 'C.R.W. Nevinson The Complete Prints', 2014, cat. 19

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