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Image
PY6916
Object
PAH6916
Artist
Herbert Barnard John Everett
Date
1918
Medium
gouache on board
Size
386 mm x 512 mm
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PY6916

Discharging flour

During the First World War, John Everett was at first unable to sketch outdoors due to wartime security regulations, but in the spring of 1918, the Ministry of Information asked him to depict London river scenes. Everett received a permit to draw, and that summer, spent every day at the docks. Dazzle was a type of camouflage developed by the artist Norman Wilkinson in 1917, in response to the heavy losses sustained by British merchant ships to German U-boat submarines. The ships were regularly repainted with new patterns to prevent the enemy from easily recognizing specific vessels.

© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London