Artist Charles Pears: Bristol Blenheim setting fire to German oil tanker, circa 1940

Artist Charles Pears (1873-1958): Bristol Blenheim setting fire to German oil tanker, circa 1940

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Charles Pears (1873-1958):
Bristol Blenheim setting 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)

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Provenance: The Artist's Studio; Private collection


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). 

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