Wilf Hardy (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
6" x 13" (165mm x 330mm)Date:
Signed by artist camouflaged centre bottom of blueThis is the Signed unique original Gouache painting by Wilf Hardy.
A deep sea painting by Wilf Hardy showing a Royal Navy underwater commando placing limpet mines on the hull of the Japanese heavy cruiser 'Takao' on 31st July 1945.
In a hair raising mission behind enemy lines, including an instance of the XE 3 landing on a mine which fortunately did not detonate, the crew finally managed to attach 6 limpet mines to the hull of Takao, before successfully escaping and being awarded the Victoria Cross.
Hardy's classic camouflaged signature is to be found in the very centre of the piece, in the dark blue just beneath the sub's hull.
Published in Look and Learn Book 1982.