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Battle Stations Submerged

An officer on board the submarine looks through the periscope as the rest of the crew goes about their duty
Description: Drawing, Ink and Wash on Paper; by Thomas Hart Benton; 1944; Framed Dimensions 27H X 23W
Accession #: 88-159-BI as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Inside the conning tower located over the submarine’s control room, an officer keeps his eyes riveted to the periscope, searching the horizon for an enemy target. While the artist accurately captured the details of the ship, his exaggerated shapes and lines give the scene a theatrical atmosphere.

Document Type
  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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