Arthur John Ensor
, Canadian, 1905 - 1995
Material and Medium: watercolour and charcoal on paper
Dimensions: Mount: 477 x 607mm
Sight size: 220 x 365mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.1788
During the Second World War, Arthur John Ensor made many works for the Ministry of Information. Mainly working in pencil and watercolour, his works documented the troops training, aircraft, the south coast defences amongst other war efforts.
Some Royal Engineering training camps, such as Chatham, used water tanks for naval diving crew units, they practiced finding and removing underwater mines. This training involved cutting through a thick steel cable, with a hacksaw and a plank of wood, whilst underwater.