Robert Austin (1895-1973):
Bomb Trolley, 1944
Framed (ref: 2607)
Signed and dated
Pencil on paper
23 x18 in. (58.3 x 45.6 cm) sight
Provenance: Artist’s daughters
Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 41, page 80.
In a polished fruit wood frame.
During the war Austin made drawings ofWoolwich Arsenal, Fighter Pilots and nurses at work, as well as posters for the London Underground.This drawing depicts a bomb trolley, which would have been pulled behind a tractor from the bomb dump to the aircraft.The bomb was then loaded into the aircraft’s bomb carrier , from which it was eventually dropped.