Spitfires Safely Home

Stephen Brown

 

 

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Spitfires Safely Home Stephen Brown

“Like many others, I have read and been moved Geoff Wellum’s gripping recollections as a young ‘boy’ pilot during the Battle of Britain”. With this new painting I wanted to capture on canvas and in print, some of the atmosphere described so brilliantly in Geoff’s book, “First Light”. Stephen Brown, artist.

It is the winter of 1941 and heavy snow has disrupted operations for several days. A break in the weather today has brought blue skies and the opportunity for the ground crew to clear the runway of snow and get the pilots of 92 Squadron airborne. Flt. Lt. Geoffrey Wellum and his fellow fighter pilots are bringing their Spitfires safely home after the third and final sortie of the day.

 

PRINT DETAILS

The edition is fully signed by the artist Stephen Brown and Squadron Ldr. Geoff Wellum DFC.

The Artist Proofs and Remarque Editions are additionally signed by Geoff’s Commanding Officer during part of his time with 92 Squadron, Group Captain Allan Wright DFC* AFC.

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 28"x 18 1/2" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Print
UK £95.00 Edition Size - 100

Artist Proof
UK £120.00 Edition Size - 25

Remarque Edition
UK £245.00 Edition Size - 15

Double Remarque Edition
UK £370.00 Edition Size - 10

 

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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.

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