Frederick Austin (1902-1990):
An Allegory of War, 1939-1945
Framed (ref: 4561)
Signed and dated in the plate
The original etching plate
6 7/8 x 5 3/4 in. (17.5 x 14.5 cm)
Provenance: The Artist's Studio
Literature: WW2 - War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 93, page 138.
This poignant wartime image carries the artists initials and the
dates '39 and 45 within the plate, (on the sack and wooden bar of the
threshing machine). As such it it clearly has allegorical overtones.