This is a fine print of a painting that shows a Hawker Fury Mark I of No. 43 Squadron ( nicknamed " The Fighting Cocks " ) flying over British soil between mid - 1935 and early 1938.
||Gerald Davison Coulson
||71,755 x 55,88 cm
Art object ( aviation )
This is a three - quarter front view of a Hawker Fury Mark I, a British biplane fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force in the 1930's. This very aircraft ( K2050 ), in No. 43 Squadron markings, was flown by the Squadron from June 28th, 1935 to early 1938. K2050 was then transferred to No. 5 Maintenance Unit, R.A.F. Kemble ( now Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire, England ).
( sources : Wikipedia, https://books.google.be/ The Fighting Cocks )
Feature( s ) : Framed. Varnished panel. Frame size ( 84,7 x 68,62 x 3,25 cm ). Label on the back ( Elstree Touring Shops Ltd., Alstree Aerodrome, Elstree, Herts. - HAWKER FURY. BY C OULSON. SIZE 22 X 28 1 / 4. - Order No. K102 BLUE 3INS I / C 30 24 - 18.7.69 ).
Gerald Davison Coulson ( 1926 ) was born in Kenilworth ( England, Great Britain ). He has had a passion for airplanes since he was a young boy. Though this enthusiasm would eventually lead him to create some of the most renowned paintings featuring aircraft, Gerald D. Coulson began his career with an apprenticeship as an aircraft engineer and then worked as a technician for the Royal Air Force and British Airways. Eventually, he combined his love of aircraft with his natural artistic talent by illustrating the service manuals for civil and military aircraft. In 1969, Gerald D. Coulson combined these into a professional fine art career. He founded the Guild of Aviation Artists and has won the Flight International Trophy for outstanding aviation painting four times. The Fine Art Trade Guild has also placed Gerald D. Coulson in the top ten best selling artists 15 times.
As a landscape painter, he is best known known for his detailed depictions of the English countryside, wildlife, and aviation scenes. Using a realist technique influenced by popular British painting of the early 19th century, Gerald Coulson renders subjects from the past including 1900's automobiles, planes from the Second World War, and early Formula One races. Today, his work can be found in the collections of the Royal Air Force Museums in Hendon, the Cranwell and Staff College, and The National Railway Museum in New York. Coulson lives and works in Cambridgeshire ( England, Great Britain ).
( sources : artnet, www.invaluable.com, QART.COM )
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