LONGEST SUMMER

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25 Artist Proof Book & print portfolio with five Battle of Britain signatures -
325 Limited Edition Book & print portfolio with one signature $175.00
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75 75th Anniversary Edition Book & print portfolio with ten Battle of Britain signatures $370.00
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75 Giclee Studio Proofs Book & print portfolio with five Battle of Britain signatures $545.00
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25 Remarques Book & print portfolio with ten Battle of Britain signatures $545.00
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10 Double Remarques Book & print portfolio with ten Battle of Britain signatures $875.00
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Description

Harvesting is briefly interrupted as Mk.I Spitfires of 609 Squadron pass low overhead. The young pilots return to 10 Group Sector Station at Middle Wallop after successfully engaging Luftwaffe raiders attacking naval facilities on the south coast, August 1940.

This prestigious limited edition portfolio, specially issued to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, includes an individually numbered limited first edition copy of the book THEIR FINEST HOUR.

Presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase, each book is accompanied by a matching-numbered copy of the limited edition print LONGEST SUMMER.

THE COMMEMORATIVE LIMITED EDITION BOOK AND PRINT PORTFOLIO

THE LIMITED EDITION

Accompanied by a matching-numbered first edition book, each print in every edition is personally signed by an RAF Fighter Pilot who flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain:

Wing Commander JOHN “TIM” ELKINGTON

THE ARTIST PROOFS

Issued with a signed copy of the print Longest Summer, each book in this FIVE SIGNATURE edition includes a highly collectible library bookplate, personally signed by a further four Battle of Britain veterans:

Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE
C.A.F JOE RODDIS
Flying Officer KEN WILKINSON
Wing Commander TERENCE KANE

THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

With all the components of the Artist Proofs each print is signed by a further five Aircrew who flew in combat during the Battle of Britain. This very special TEN SIGNATURE edition is a living historical account of one of the most crucial periods of British history and a very exclusive collector’s item:

Wing Commander TOMNEIL DFC* AFC AE
Squadron Leader TONY PICKERING AFC
Flight Lieutenant ARCHIBALD MCINNES
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM “BOB” HUGHES DFC AE
Wing Commander RICHARD “DICKIE” SUMMERS AFM OBE

THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY REMARQUE EDITIONS

The 75th Anniversary Edition is further enhanced by the inclusion of two remarque editions, each containing an original pencil drawing, beautifully crafted to order by artist Anthony Saunders in the lower margin of the print Longest Summer. Each drawing is unique and will be themed to the Battle of Britain.

THE GICLÉE CANVAS PROOF

Using the very latest high-definition giclée technology Anthony Saunders’ fabulous painting Longest Summer is faithfully replicated on canvas as part of this exciting Portfolio. Issued pre-stretched, each Giclée Studio Proof is numbered and signed by the artist and issued with an individually numbered limited first edition copy of the book Their Finest Hour, presented in its own luxury embossed slipcase. Each book includes a highly collectible library bookplate, personally signed by the FIVE Battle of Britain veterans who signed the Artist Proofs.

Additional information

Artist

Anthony Saunders

Media

Lithograph

Overall Print Size

30.5 x 23 inches

Release Date

May 2015

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