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Norma Bull (1906-80)

Rocket bomb exploding in the air over London 1945

RCIN 453576

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Bull’s work is characterised by a cartoon-like quality, particularly evident in the exuberant plume of smoke which billows over the neat rows of houses in this watercolour. This image of wartime London is one of a group which Queen Elizabeth purchased from an exhibition of Bull’s work shortly after the end of the war.