Lightning

Michael Rondot

 

 

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Lightning Michael Rondot

This classic portrayal of 92 squadron’s flagship English Electric Lightning F2A XN778 "King Cobra" taking off from a rain-swept RAF Gutersloh in 1977 pays tribute to the legendary fighter, its pilots and the engineers who enjoyed a love/hate relationship with the difficult and technically challenging Lightning.

Published in a limited edition of only 375 signed and numbered, 50 Artist Proof's and 25 Remarque prints, each Lightning print is issued with a certificate of authentication to guarantee the edition size.

 

PRINT DETAILS

THE SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION

The Signed and Numbered edition is signed by the Artist Michael Rondot and the following distinguished English Electric Lightning pilots.


Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir KEITH WILLIAMSON GCB AFC
Commanded No 23 Squadron and Royal Air Force Gutersloh

Air Vice-Marshal JOHN HOWE CB CBE AFC
Commanded No 74 Squadron and Royal Air Force Gutersloh

Air Vice-Marshal PETER COLLINS CB AFC
Commanded No 111 Squadron and Royal Air Force Gutersloh
Reformed No 11 Squadron Served on AFDS and Handling Squadron, Boscombe Down

Air Commodore ROGER TOPP AFC 2 bars
Commanded Royal Air Force Coltishall Commandant of the Aircraft & Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down

Group Captain DAVE SEWARD AFC
Commanded No 56 Squadron (the Firebirds Aerobatic Team) and the Lightning Operational Conversion Unit at RAF Coltishall

Group Captain ED DURHAM
Commanded No 92 Squadron and served with No 23 and 74 Squadron
and the Lightning Operational Conversion Unit at RAF Coltishall

Group Captain BRUCE HOPKINS AFC
Commanded No 23 Squadron and served with the Lightning Conversion Squadron at Middleton St George, the English Electric Lightning OCU at RAF Coltishall and AFDS

Group Captain GRAHAM CLARKE
Served on Nos 11, 29 and 29 Squadrons and the Lightning Training Flight
at RAF Binbrook

Group Captain DICK CLOKE AFC
Served on No 56 Squadron (the Firebirds) and No 111 Squadron

Wing Commander ALEX REED OBE
Served on No 92 Squadron and the English Electric Lightning OCU at RAF Coltishall Unit Test Pilot 60 MU RAF Leconfield

THE ARTIST PROOF AND REMARQUE EDITION

The Artist Proof and Remarque editions are additionally signed by the following.

JOHN SPENCER CBE AFC
(Remember the last Lightning with 'JS' on the tail?) Commanded No 11 Squadron and was last Commander of Royal Air Force Binbrook
Also served on No 74, 23, 92, 19 Squadrons and the Lightning OCU at RAF Coltishall

DICK CARREY
Served on No 56 Squadron, the Lightning OCU at RAF Coltishall
and also with the Saudi Air Force


Each print is accompanied with a matching numbered certificate of authenticity.

Overall Print Size 27"x 20" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Print
UK £75.00 Edition Size - 375

SOLD OUT

Artist Proof Edition
UK £135.00 Edition Size - 50

Remarque Edition
UK £225.00 Edition Size - 25

SOLD OUT

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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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