Here's a work that is quintessentially Koike, showing two of his trademarks at once: big, boxy biplanes, and high-contrast lighting effects. His work with color in this composition, both in the aircraft and in the clouds behind them is spectacular. The Heyford, a four-man bomber with a 1,590kg payload capacity, only had a short service life. It began equipping RAF squadrons in 1993, but was already starting to be replaced in 1937 as aviation moved into the monoplane era. The Heyford was the last biplane bomber in the RAF. There are no surviving examples, so this beautiful painting will have to do!
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).