Portrait of Leading Seaman Dove of HMS 'Hardy', 1940
Kennington was already a painter when he was invalided from the army in 1915, returning home to paint 'The Kensingtons at Laventie' (Imperial War Museum). In 1916, as an 'artist visitor' at the Front, he met Muirhead Bone, the first official war artist. T.E. Lawrence became a strong influence on him and he became art editor of 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom', for which he drew the portraits of Arabs.
In the Second World War he drew portraits of Chiefs of Staff and war heroes, many of which were published. He drew Dove in 1940, along with other seamen. Dove's badge indicates that he was a gunnery specialist.
Eric H. Kennington
Original size: 945 mm x 690 mm
- Image reference: PT3022
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
More by this artist
Search for similar images
Product images of Portrait of Leading Seaman Dove of HMS 'Hardy', 1940
We use a 240gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Delivery & returns
We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.
Due to the coronovirus pandemic and Brexit situation, current shipping times may be longer, particularly for destinations outside the UK.
Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.
We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.