Print/poster of Edward Wadsworth's Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool?
November 2, 2005 10:50 AM   Subscribe

This morning I saw the Boing-Boing post on WWI "Razzle-Dazzle" ship camo and became completely enamored by Edward Wadsworth's mesmerizing 1919 Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool oil on canvas painting. I'd love to have a large print or poster of it.

So far my cursory Google searches have turned up nothing besides info on razzle camo and the painting's influence on OMD's Dazzle Ships CD title and cover 1,2. Where can I find a nice reproduction to put in a frame?
posted by junesix to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I found this...but it's not exactly what you're looking for.
posted by hobbes103 at 11:18 AM on November 2, 2005

to save anyone else looking - it's not in the tate collection (according to their search) (i thought maybe i saw it in liverpool years ago...)
posted by andrew cooke at 12:14 PM on November 2, 2005

Best answer: It's in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Oddly enough, I used to work for the reproduction and rights division, and I've dealt with requests for reproductions a couple of times.

Unfortunately, there are no posters or prints of it available. I just called our bookstore and they've got nothing, which is a shame as it's really an extraordinary work.

That being said, you can get reproductions made of almost any work in the collection. Prices run around $50 Canadian for an 8x10 and $65 for a 13x19 print. Alternatively, they may be able to supply you with a high quality digital version on CD for about $125 which you can then take to a printer and get printed off at any size you want.

You can contact them at
posted by deadtrouble at 1:23 PM on November 2, 2005 [1 favorite]

Ask Mefi at its best. Very cool. Thanks, deadtrouble.
posted by mojohand at 2:34 PM on November 2, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks deadtrouble, I'm gonna give the National Gallery a shot. The spectrum of commenters who browse AskMefi never fails to amaze me.
posted by junesix at 4:07 PM on November 2, 2005

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