Dambusters - Dusk Departure

Mark Postlethwaite





Dambusters Dusk Departure Mark Postlethwaite

After seeing Mark's recent Dambusters - A Moment in History, and finding that the original had already sold, a private client commissioned a similar painting of this momentous evening. Mark had previously considered an elevated viewpoint for the first painting but couldn't find enough references of the airfield to follow it through with any confidence. This time however, he managed to find enough information to make it possible and so set the easel at about 50ft!

This new painting shows Sqn Ldr Henry 'Dinghy' Young leading Flt Lt Dave Shannon and Flt Lt David Maltby into the air as the second vic from the First Wave, heading for the Mohne and Eder dams on 16th May 1943. In the background you can see Scampton's hangars and a few Avro Lancasters scattered around from both 57 Squadron and 617 Squadron and in the far distance you can see Lincoln cathedral on the skyline.

As with the previous print, only two of the three aircraft came back and only one of the crews would survive the war. Initial reaction to Mark's new painting has been great, attracting comments such as, 'one of the best Dambusters painting's I've seen' 'Absolutely stunning''Absolutely cracking piece'.

Dambusters - Dusk Departure Mark Postlethwaite Remarque
Dambusters - Dusk Departure Mark Postlethwaite Remarque
This print is litho printed with a large border below suitable for collecting signatures or large remarques. As such we've incorporated a 25 copy remarque edition with this print, all of which will be drawn to order. In modern industry terms the remarque will be 'double remarque' size, nicely filling one side of the border, see above; Please allow up to 6 weeks for the completion of the remarques.
Dambusters - Dusk Departure Mark Postlethwaite (Detail)
Dambusters - Dusk Departure Mark Postlethwaite (Detail)


The entire edition is signed and numbered in pencil by the artist Mark Postlethwaite.

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Approx image size 28" x 17" Fine Art Paper Giclee Print.

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