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‘Battle of Britain' by Frank Wootton OBE
Frank Wootton OBE (1911-1998): ‘Battle of Britain September 15th 1940’. An impressive, original oil painting by Britain’s most famous aviation artist, depicting Spitfires and Hurricanes of 609 and 257 squadrons led by W/Cdr Michael Robinson DSO, DFC and W/Cdr Bob Stanford Tuck DSO, DFC attacking the largest formation of enemy aircraft over London in The Battle of Britain in 1940. Oil on canvas, signed ‘WOOTTON’. English, painted circa 1991.
Dimensions: 35 x 29½ inches (89 x 75 cms).
Additional Notes: An official war artist to the Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, he enjoyed a successful career as artist and designer, after the conflict.
His paintings and watercolours are highly sought-after, and we are delighted to offer this powerful view of one of the pivotal events of The Battle of Britain, the huge German raid on London, in September 1940.
In 1990, Wootton was commissioned by the Royal Air Force Association to create monumental painting of this event, now part of the RAF Museum’s permanent collection. Soon afterwards, he accepted a commission from a retired Wing Commander (whose family wish to remain anonymous) to paint this smaller version for their own collection.