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"Patrolling in jungle swamp" by Clive Uptton, 1944. Ink and gouache on board.

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Patrolling in jungle swamp

"Patrolling in jungle swamp" by Clive Uptton, 1944

Catalogue ref: INF 3/1243Links to the Catalogue


Three British soldiers, dressed in jungle fatigues, and carrying Thompson sub machine guns, patrolling in jungle swamp.

INF 3/1243 is the amended 1244 with the changes requested by Embleton incorporated.

Transcript :

Dear Upton

This looks very promising indeed - thanks a lot!. My only comments are that the leading figure should look more ‘urgent'- at present he looks a little unreal and is asking to be shot at. Could he not be clambering forward like the chaps following him? Also watch carefully the position of ‘automatic' which should be held under his right arm surely? As title is to be overprinted in black , I think we might doctor the background a little don't you.

Otherwise fine!

Embleton