Light Coastal Forces Blow Up An Enemy Merchantman

Light Coastal Forces Blow Up An Enemy Merchantman Light Coastal Forces Blow Up An Enemy Merchantman


Richard Eurich

Light Coastal Forces Blow Up An Enemy Merchantman


oil on canvas

76.0 x 101.3cm

CWM 19710261-6082

In a 2003 catalogue accompanying an exhibition of Eurich’s visionary works of art, Peyton Skipwith noted that the artist:

did not witness in person the great events [of war] which he recorded so passionately and dramatically, but with his knowledge of the “structure” of the sea, combined with sketches made whilst travelling along the Franco-Belgian coast, eyewitness accounts and photographs, he was able, quickly and masterfully, to interpret these scenes not only as great art, but in a manner that convinced those who had participated of their absolute veracity.

The British War Artists Advisory Committee gave this painting to Canada after the war.