This is an original oil painting of the SMS Cöln wreck which was scuttled on June 21st 1919. The Cöln was a light cruiser of the Cöln class. Her sister ship, SMS Dresden, was also scuttled in Scapa Flow and likewise never raised by the salvagers. Today the Cöln lies in 36 metres of water but extends up to 22 metres at the shallowest point.
This work was completed and signed 100 years to the day of its scuttling and referenced from multiple dives by the artist where video footage, images and post-dive surface sketches were collected as part of the Scapa 100 project.
This work is painted on a stretched canvas and comes un-framed and is un-varnished. Varnishing is a personal choice and not necessary. However, a satin varnish can be applied on request.
Limited edition prints are also available of this work.