by James Dietz
Whilst most of the 91st Bomb Group return safely to Bassingbourn following a gruelling daylight mission to Germany during ‘Big Week’ in early 1944, one badly damaged B-17F is forced to make an emergency landing. Fortunately help is quickly on hand.
It is a scene that could have been played out on a dozen airfields in East Anglia during ‘Big Week’ in early 1944; a badly damaged B-17F, mauled by enemy fighters, has battled its way home. In James Dietz’s compelling painting Sitting Pretty, it’s a bomber from the 91st Bomb Group that’s run into trouble this time, yet somehow, with gritty determination and super-human effort, they’ve made it back to Bassingbourn. But, with power finally failing on all four engines, it takes the crew one final effort to land their crippled warbird. Fortunately they’ve made it one piece and help is quickly on hand. With the rest of their colleagues now on final approach, for the first time in hours the exhausted but relieved crew can savour the moment. They have survived.
In tribute to the heroism of all those who flew with the Mighty Eighth, we are delighted to announce the publication of this magnificent painting. Incorporating all of Dietz’s meticulous attention to detail it’s little wonder that he has become a multi award-winning aviation artist and Sitting Pretty will no doubt mark another high point in an illustrious career that has earned him countless fans around the world.
The Limited Edition
Each print is exclusively hand-numbered and personally signed by the artist James Dietz.
The Remarques & Double Remarques
Widely considered as some of the best in the industry, artist James Dietz will individually create a unique pencil Remarque in the lower margin of the print. The perfect way for enthusiasts to collect original art!
Created specially for the serious collector, the DOUBLE REMARQUES are much bigger than a standard remarque and exclusively restricted to just 10 copies worldwide.
The Giclée Proofs on Canvas
Using the most sophisticated digital Giclée technology, these editions are printed directly on to fine canvas creating the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is fully authorized, stamped on the back, hand numbered and titled.
Giclée Studio Proof: 40” wide x 20” high
- 27.5 x 17.5 inches
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Editions that feature original and unique artwork, such as Remarque, Tribute and matted editions, are specifically hand-crafted to order. As a result, our normal delivery policies do not apply to these items but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as your drawing is complete. If you have any particular request for your remarque drawing – such as specific aircraft markings – please ask when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate.
Framing Service available on this item
Interested in having this item framed? Our expert team are on hand to review your bespoke requirements. Simply tick the framing box at the checkout and we’ll contact you to discuss the best framing choices for your piece plus delivery options. For further information about our framing service click here.