MOSQUITOS AT DUSK<br> by GERALD COULSON <br> <b style= "color: red;font-weight:bold,">    NEW RELEASE</b>   Mosquito Pilot Signed
MOSQUITOS AT DUSK
by GERALD COULSON
NEW RELEASE Mosquito Pilot Signed
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MOSQUITOS AT DUSK<br> by GERALD COULSON <br> <b style= "color: red;font-weight:bold,">    NEW RELEASE</b>   Mosquito Pilot Signed
The Victoria Cross Edition comes
with Matted print - see left:

THE VICTORIA CROSS EDITION: US $550
Edition Size - 35






"MOSQUITOS AT DUSK" - NEW RELEASE by GERALD COULSON


THE LIMITED EDITION US $175
Edition Size - 250
THE COLLECTORS EDITION: US $270
Edition Size - 150
THE COLLECTORS ARTIST PROOFS: US $375
Edition Size - 25
THE VICTORIA CROSS EDITION: US $550
Edition Size - 35


Overall print size: 37" wide x 19½" high
Image size: 32½" wide x 14¼" high




A TRIBUTE TO THE DE HAVILLAND MOSQUITO
FROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE PUBLISHER


To celebrate more than forty years as the world's foremost aviation and military art publisher, we are delighted to present an outstanding Masterwork by Gerald Coulson, specially released from the archives of the Publisher.

It was probably the most versatile aircraft of World War Two and the missions undertaken by the Mosquito and her crews have rarely been equalled for their daring or precision. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, the Mosquito was not only fast and agile – for most of the war it could out-perform anything in the sky – but deadly: possessing the ability to carry almost every weapon in the RAF’s arsenal. These qualities enabled Mosquito squadrons to perform every conceivable role from fighter-bomber to photo- reconnaissance, intruder, pathfinder, night-fighter, V-1 hunter, anti-shipping attacks and, thanks to its agility and speed, low-level precision strikes.

What made the Mosquito unique however is that it was built mainly of wood and, at a time when metal was in extremely short supply, was a triumph of construction. Using plywood and balsa de Havilland created a masterpiece, something that drove Reichsmarshal Herman Goering ‘green and yellow with envy’. ‘The British’ he fumed, ‘….who can afford aluminium better than we can, knock together a beautiful wooden aircraft that every piano factory over there is building, and they give it a speed which they have now increased yet again. What do you make of that? There is nothing the British do not have. They have the geniuses and we have the nincompoops’.

In tribute to this magnificent aircraft Gerald Coulson, one of the world’s most widely collected aviation artists for over 50 years, portrays a scene that was played out at airfields all over wartime Britain after the Mosquito entered widespread service in 1942. Coulson is as famous for his landscapes as his aviation works and this stunning painting captures the mood perfectly as the dimming light of dusk reflects off the dispersal area, and Mosquito crews make their final preparations for the night’s operations.

Overall print size: 37" wide x 19½" high
Image size: 32½" wide x 14¼" high


The heroic crews who flew the ‘wooden wonder’ had nerves of steel and carried out some of the most audacious missions of WWII. The Military Gallery is therefore honoured that the edition is signed by men who flew the Mosquito in combat, adding great provenance to this poignant and atmospheric release.



THE SIGNATURES :

Joining artist Gerald Coulson, each print is individually signed by two decorated veterans who flew the Mosquito in combat during WWII:


Flt Lt TERRY CLARK DFM AE
Navigator with 488 Sqn RNZAF / 6 victories
Flt Lt ROGER CALVERT
Navigator with 141 Sqn / 1 victory & 2 probables


THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION & ARTIST PROOFS:
Every print in this six signature edition has been additionally signed by a further four distinguished WWII Mosquito aircrew:

Flt Lt COLIN BELL DFC AE
Pilot with 608 Sqn Pathfinders & 162 Sqn LNSF
Fg Off CHARLES PARKER DFM
Navigator with 128 Sqn Pathfinders & 163 Sqn LNSF
Fg Off KEN OATLEY
Navigator with 627 Sqn Pathfinders
Flt Lt GEORGE DUNN DFC
Pilot with 608 Sqn LNSF


THE VICTORIA CROSS EDITION:


Each print in this EIGHT signature edition is issued with a matching-numbered copy of the print MOONLIGHT by Gerald Coulson. This atmospheric piece is personally signed by a highly-respected Mosquito Navigator and conservation matted to include a museum quality reproduction Victoria Cross and the original signature of one of the most legendary Mosquito Pilots of WWII:

Sqn Ldr FRED CRAWLEY DFC
Navigator with 139 Sqn Pathfinders
Gp Cpt LEONARD CHESHIRE VC OM DSO** DFC* (matted)
Legendary Pilot who commanded 617 Sqn, he was the youngest and most highly decorated Group Captain in the RAF.








MOSQUITOS AT DUSK by GERALD COULSON (Mosquito: Pathfinders: De Havilland Mosquito

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