Artist Charles Pears: Dutch Bomber sets fire to German oil tanker, circa 1940

Artist Charles Pears (1873–1958): Dutch Bomber sets fire to German oil tanker, circa 1940

Hover over the painting to magnify (there may be an initial delay while the magnified image is loaded)
(Price on request)

Charles Pears (1873–1958):
Dutch Bomber sets fire to German oil tanker, circa 1940
Framed (ref: 9126)
Signed, inscribed with title below image

Oil on canvas laid down on board
13 3/8 x 22 1/8 in. (34 x 56 cm)

See all works by Charles Pears oil Master Designs




Pears was arguably the greatest marine artist of his generation - and excelled in painting  scenes of combat.  

During WW2 Germany, like Britain had no oil reserves.  Oil tankers made easy targets for both sides (the allies using mostly air craft and the Germans using mostly U-boats to destroy each others supplies)