Another Trawlerman

WAG 1289


Worsley produced a number of on the spot, rapid sketches of sailors and daily life aboard ship. As this was a neglected subject, Worsley complained about the low fee paid for three drawings, remarking: 'on the sport sketches by artists taking an active part in this war are not so numerous and I feel that Artists Advisory Committee [WAAC] might realise this more than they do'. This sketch was drawing at Campbeltown, Scotland, whilst Worlsey was undergoing anti-submarine detection training. In April 1941, it was purchased by the WAAC along with a twin drawing, 'Young Trawler Quartermaster' for seven guineas.