Koike again showcases his mastery of oceanscapes in this scene of two Fairey Barracudas flying low over the sea. The unique composition gives us two beautiful and contrasting view of the same unique airframe, as well as his trademark: spectacular, high-contrast lighting. The work on the underside of the farther plane is particularly stunning. The Barracuda was the first all-metal carrier attack plane in British service, and served two dozen squadrons in Fleet Air Arm from the mid 1940s until the 1950s. Unfortunately, not a single example of the plane remains in existence, making beautiful paintings like this all the more valuable for recalling the type.
This print is reproduced on heavy art board just like the original, and sized identical to the original, measuring 400mm x 315mm (15.75 x 12.4 inches). It's offset printed, and the color reproduction has been approved by Koike himself. The art board measures 625mm x 453mm (24.6 x 17.83), giving you the freedom to have it framed as you would like. Each print is packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy cardboard shipping box designed especially to prevent bending during international shipping (NOTE: These prints cannot be combined with other items for shipping, except for additional art prints; they will be shipped separately in their special packaging, even if ordered together with other items).
To see our entire lineup of beautiful Shigeo Koike aviation art, click HERE!