Ardizzone, Edward (1900-1979), 'Shelter Scene', Lithograph, 1941

'Shelter Scene', Lithograph, 1941


Published by the National Gallery. Printed at The Baynard Press.

By the summer of 1941 more than 44000 people had been killed in Britain - more than had at that point been killed in combat on the front line. Depicted in this image is Tilbury shelter, under the railway arches at Stepney, which was estimated to offer protection to as many as 16,000 people on some nights during the Blitz.

Image Size 65.5 x 99 cm
Paper Size 76 x 101.8 cm

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