Wreckage On Beach Near Newhaven, England

Wreckage On Beach Near Newhaven, England
Michael Forster
Wreckage On Beach Near Newhaven, England

watercolour gouache on paper
32.0 x 49.7cm
CWM 19710261-6171

Newhaven, a ferry port on the south coast of England, played its part during the war. Small craft sailed from here during the invasion of Normandy. Here, Forster depicts some of the inevitable consequences of the invasion. In this somewhat gloomy painting, the dark and broken vessels are silhouetted against the lighter colours of the beach.