One of just 10 limited edition canvas artist's studio prints from a print run of just 850 copies. These canvas prints are on timber stretchers and use fade resistant inks that are guaranteed for 75years. The prints are individually inspected for quality and then signed and numbered on the reverse by the artist and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Taken from the original oil painting, it depicts the brave young men of 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron taking a much earned break between operational sorties and fighter sweeps in the late summer of 1940 at RAF Hornchurch. Flying Officer Richard Hilary relaxes in the warm sunshine, listening to the gramophone and chatting with fellow Spitfire pilots about the last engagement with the enemy, as the crackle of a departing Spitfire's Merlin roars overhead.
The stretched canvas print is presented as a 'gallery wrap' print, meaning that the image is continued around the edges of the timber stretcher, so that it does not need framing and is supplied ready to hang - as shown in the pictures below. The size of the canvas stretcher is approximately 16" x 24".