Avro Shackleton The Growler

Michael Rondot





Avro Shackleton The Growler Michael Rondot

The Avro Shackleton was an enduring image of the Cold War years from 1951 until 1991. Designed for anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol duties, Avro Shackletons were adapted for the airborne early warning (AEW) role in 1971. As part of the UK Air Defence Force, Number 8 Squadron Avro Shackletons provided airborne early warning for nearly 20 years. The Avro Shackleton and the unmistakeable growl of its four Rolls Royce Griffon engines were a familiar sight and sound at air shows. Michael Rondot's painting captures a familiar scene as a pair of "Tremblers" F-4 Phantoms from 111 Sqn, RAF Leuchars, formate on a Shackleton AEW2 somewhere over the North Sea.


The edition is limited to 200 signed and numbered copies, with Artist's Proofs and Remarque prints within the edition, and 10 canvas prints. For something really special and personal, a remarque pencil drawing of the featured aircraft and any squadron badges with service dates can be added to your print. Please enter any special requests when ordering or contact us to discuss your requirements.

Signatures: Artist signed

A small number of Artist’s Proofs and Remarque editions are additionally signed by:

Air Chief Marshal Sir John Allison
Air Vice Marshal Steve Nicholl
Air Commodore Rick Peacock Edwards
Group Captain Ali McKay
Squadron Leader Gordon Howes
Air Marshal Sir Ian MacFadyen
Squadron Leader Paul Day
Squadron Leader Dave Gledhill
Flight Lieutenant Carl Lamb
Flight Lieutenant Gary Settery

Canvas prints are mounted on stretchers ready to drop into a frame. The image size is 30 x 20 inches: £300.00. For overseas orders, unframed canvas prints are shipped worldwide rolled in a large heavy-duty tube ready for stretching and framing at your local frame shop.

Canvas prints are produced on fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist and then mounted on high quality stretchers to replicate the look and feel of the original oil painting. Each of these carefully crafted giclées is signed and numbered by the artist and pre-stretched ready to drop into a frame of your choice. Giclée Canvas Prints are individually produced to order. As a result, our normal delivery service does not apply. We will contact you as soon as your order is ready to despatch. Please note: there will be an additional charge when sending the stretched canvas, this is due to the extra packaging costs and insurance incurred when sending the large, fragile and valuable canvas by items by courier. Please contact us for further details.

Overall Print Size 67 cm x 50 cm Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper. Canvas Print Edition 30 x 20 Inches


Signed and Numbered Print
UK £75.00 Edition Size - 200 (artist proofs and remarques Included within the edition)

Artist Proof Edition
UK £120.00 Edition Size - 200 (artist proofs and remarques Included within the edition)

Single Remarque Edition
UK £235.00 (Please Contact Us)

Double Remarque Edition
UK £300.00 (Please Contact Us)

Canvas Print Edition
UK £300.00 (Please Contact Us)


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Helpful information regarding our Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition print:

An edition of identical prints, numbered sequentially and individually signed by the artist, having a stated limit to the quantity in the edition. Following publication the printing plates are destroyed. Almost all the aviation art and aircraft prints featured on this website are authenticated with the original signatures of distinguished military personnel.

Artists Proof:

An old tradition of reserving a quantity of prints for the artist's use, usually equal to about 10 % of the edition. In the early days of printing, these prints were the only remuneration the poor artist received. Proofs are signed by the artist and numbered showing the quantity of Artist's Proofs issued in the edition. Because of their highly restricted number, Artist's Proofs are sold at a higher value than the regular prints in the edition.

Publishers Proof:

A quantity of prints, not always announced or issued at the time of publication, usually equal to no more than 10% of the edition. These are reserved for the publisher's use, mostly for donation to Museums, Service establishments, Service Associations, and the like. Quantities of Publishers Proofs, sometimes issued with a supplementary print, may be made available to collectors either at the time of publication, or at a later date, depending upon availability.

Remarqued print:

A print issued with an original pencil drawing by the artist in the margin, each numbered out of the quantity of individually remarqued prints in the edition. The quantity of remarqued prints in any one edition generally is between 25 and 50. Each remarque drawing made by the artist is slightly different, thus making each print totally unique. Remarqued prints may be available at the time of publication, or announced at a later date, depending upon the artist's work load at the time .Please be aware that Remarque prints can take up to six weeks for delivery. An artist remarqued print is the ultimate collector item in terms of reproduced work.

Companion print:

An additional print, usually issued with smaller dimensions, published to compliment a limited edition, and usually issued at the same time.

Matted (or mounted) print:

A print fitted into an acid-free or conservation matt (or mount), ready for framing.

Original drawing:

An original work individually drawn by the artist, completed in pencil, ink, or other medium, and personally signed by the artist. Being an original work each drawing is unique and different.

Certificate of Authenticity:

A certificate issued by the publisher stating the total quantity of prints issued in the edition, confirming authenticity of the signatures, and in the case of a limited edition, inscribed with the matching unique number inscribed on the individual print. Collectors are advised to keep certificates safely as a future means of provenance. All our aviation art and aircraft prints are issued with a certificate of authenticity.



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