Bunker in Moonlight

Michael Sandle RA (b1936)

Original etching, Bunker in Moonlight, a large etching with aquatint, an eerie view of a flooded, disused WW2 submarine bunker, evoking an atmosphere of foreboding in the era of the Cold War.

Collections: Imperial War Museum

Signed and dated 76 in pencil, denoted state proof / BAT (which means bon a tirer or ‘good to pull’) with further handwritten notes beneath – richer in the scaffold, very oily ink

Fantastic detail and contrast of light and shade on this image.  Sandle’s works over the years have specialised in themes of violence, war and memorialisation and his use of etching as a medium creates the atmosphere of the impact and aftermath of war.

This image was showcased in an exhibition of the artist’s works in 2018 at the Grosvenor Museum called Monumental Rage, timed with the centenary of the end of World War 1.

Measurements: 64 x 50 cm image size

Condition: Unframed on paper, in excellent condition

This work has now been sold