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Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter

Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter
Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter
Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter
Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter
Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter
Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter
Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter
Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter
Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter
Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter

Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter

This is a Lithograph by Merv Corning titled "Air Duel" which depicts the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) WWI flying Ace Raymond Collishaw flying his Sopwith Triplane, and shooting down a German Albatrose Fighter. This Lithograph is signed in pencil by the artist Merv Corning. It is numbered in pencil as "186/300". This Lithograph is printed using traditional hand lithography techniques on archival paper 100% acid free. The paper's edge is embossed with "Arches" for Arches Paper.

The picture measures from frame edge to edge as 28" wide by 28 1/2" tall. The print measures from colored edge to edge as 18" wide by 19 1/2" tall.

The print was framed by Michaels. Some information about the art. Image depicts a German Albatross fighter being shot down by a Sopwith Triplane.

The serial number N5492 identifies it as the aircraft of British Ace Raymond Collishaw, 10 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). Using the highly maneuverable Triplane, Collishaw and his'Black Flight' destroyed 87 German aircraft over three months in the summer of 1917.

All of their machines had nicknames like'Black Prince','Black Death', etc. Collishaw's aircraft was called'Black Maria' (from the English slang name for the black-painted Police wagon used to transport condemned criminals).

The Germans were so impressed with the performance of the British triplane that they got Fokker to produce his own version - the Dr. 1 - which became a favorite of the Red Baron. Within a few months the RNAS had traded in their Triplanes for new Sopwith Camels and this remarkable aircraft was consigned to the history books. Today just two of them survive in museums. In Loving Memory of Merv Corning. Merv Passed Away on September 25th, 2006.

Creator of Esterline's Heritage of the Air Collection of WWI aviation paintings, Merv has been making realist art on a range of subjects close to his heart, from airplanes to automobiles, landscapes to portraits, since 1945. My dad and uncle owned a Waco open-cockpit biplane, and flying about in that airplane at the tender age of eight left an indelible impression indeed. I've flown many hours since those less complicated times, in all kinds of aircraft, but nothing will ever match the thrill of lifting off in that Waco. I remember the sound of wind in wire, the hot fuel and oil smells, the clattering engine noise and the lurching, swooping, sometime weightless feeling of flight. Corning has the gift of translating his feeling for his subject into paint.

I place the viewer in the air, beside these beautiful ancient machines, to experience the sensation of flight. Most of the items I sell are estate finds, and are presented to you in, as is, as found condition. They are described to the best of my knowledge. Some wear is to be expected, unless described as flawless or mint.

I can't know everything about every item I offer, I do inspect each item and list all known flaws or damage. So please take a good look at the photos and ask questions if need be. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "518999" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.
  • Size: Medium (up to 36in.)
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Artist: Merv Corning
  • Production Technique: lithograph
  • Framing: Framed
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Style: Contemporary Art
  • Item Height: 28 in
  • Item Width: 28 in
  • Material: Lithograph
  • Time Period Produced: 1970-1979
  • Type: Lithograph
  • Features: Matted, Signed, Framed, Framed, Matted, Signed
  • Subject: Aviation
  • Culture: European
  • Item Length: 3 in
  • Signed: Yes
  • Year of Production: 1981
  • Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
  • Painting Surface: Paper
  • Width (Inches): 28\
  • Unit of Sale: Single-Piece Work
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Height (Inches): 28 1/2\
  • Date of Creation: 1970-1989
  • Color: Multi-Color

Merv Corning Lithograph Air Duel Collishaw WW1 Sopwith Triplane RNAS Fighter