Pathfinders Away

Stephen Brown

 

 

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Pathfinders Away Stephen Brown

RAF Avro Lancasters of 83 and 35 Squadrons climbing into the evening sky over Cambridgeshire as they head out for a night mission over Germany.

The No. 8 Group Pathfinder Force played a crucial role in the success of the RAF’s strategic bombing offensive of World War II. The elite, highly trained crews flew ahead of the main bomber force and located and marked enemy targets. The missions were highly dangerous and the chances of surviving the minimum 60-sortie operational tour were small.

 

PRINT DETAILS

All prints are signed and numbered by the artist. The Artist Proofs are countersigned by the following distinguished aircrew:

Squadron Leader L S 'Benny' Goodman - 617 Sqn Pilot, Tirpitz raid
FIt. Lt. Russell 'Rusty' Waughman DFC, AFC - No 101 Special Duties Squadron
FIt. Lt. Ron Clark DFC - original pilot of the Lancaster "Phantom of the Ruhr"
FIt. Lt. Don Briggs DFC - Lancasters and then post-war Vulcan pilot
FIt. Lt. Tom Bennett DFM – Pathfinders

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 35"x 21" (inches)

Please note: a small canvas edition is planned for a later date.

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PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Print
UK £110.00 Edition Size - 50

Artist Proof
UK £140.00 Edition Size - 5

 

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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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