Literature: WW2 – War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 124, page 165.
Lithograph, commissioned by the Hurtwood Press, printed by the Curwen Studio in 1986
Literature: Jeremy Greenwood, Edward Bawden: Editioned Prints,Wood Lea Press, Woodbridge, 2005, p. 125.
was made an OfficialWar Artist to theWar Office in 1939. He was
initially sent to France, and then evacuated from Dunkirk with the
British Expeditionary Force the following year .This scene depicts the
chaos in Dunkirk just before the evacuation. Bawden based this
lithograph (commissioned by the Hurtwood Press in 1986 and printed by
the Curwen Studio) on a watercolour he painted in 1940 (ImperialWar
Museum, IWM ART LD 173).