Rhapsody in Blue

Gerald Coulson

 

 

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Rhapsody in Blue Gerald Coulson

Gerald Coulson’s majestic study of Spitfire prototype K5054, resplendent in its new all-blue paint scheme, is seen banking high above the clouds during an early test flight in March 1936.This new limited edition is issued as a tribute to the Spitfire in its 70th Anniversary year and each copy of Rhapsody in Blue is accompanied by a superb matching numbered companion print Mitchell's Masterpiece. The edition is exclusively limited to just 70 copies worldwide and, as with many of Coulson’s previous editions, is likely to become very sought after on the secondary market.

Each print in both editions comes complete with the matching numbered companion print - Mitchell's Masterpiece.

 

PRINT DETAILS

THE SIGNATURES

Adding great significance to this 70th Anniversary Edition, each print of Rhapsody in Blue is signed by the artist Gerald Coulson, together with one of the worlds leading Spitfire Test Pilots:

Chief Test Pilot ALEX HENSHAW
Vickers Chief Test Pilot on Spitfires during WWII

THE ARTIST PROOFS

The FOUR signature Artist Proofs are additionally signed by three outstanding Battle of Britain fighter pilots who helped immortalise the Supermarine Spitfire.

Flight Lieutenant RICHARD L. JONES
Wing Commander JACK ROSE DFC
Wing Commander GEORGE W. SWANWICK

 

Both editions are issued with matching numbered companion print "Mitchell's Masterpiece"

Mitchell's Masterpiece
"Mitchell's Masterpiece"
Overall print size 20" x 15 3/4"

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 27"x 24" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

Anniversary Edition
UK £295.00 Edition Size - 70

SOLD OUT

Artist Proof
UK £395.00 Edition Size - 10

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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