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 first of Nevinson’s six prints, which show the process of building an aeroplane, from making parts, to assembly, and finally to flight. It is an industrial scene showing aeroplane parts being manufactured. Although it is essentially a descriptive image, Nevinson has emphasised the diagonal patterns created by the factory machinery.'
- National Gallery of Scotland