Bit off topic, but in RAF WWII Genre!.....June 15 2012 at 5:42 PM
Glenn (Login AirMarshall)
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......I've been collecting lithographs and prints of the RAF in WWII, specifically of "The Few", and have been fortunate enought to have a nice collection, with my favorite being one by Roy Nockolds of a Spitfire circling over a downed He-111 on a farm in Kent. Simple yet brilliant. This is from 1942 and signed in carbon by Mr. Nockolds.
Now, in all my years of collecting, I have yet to come across ONE that any painter or illustrator has done of Wing Commander Paddy Finucane. I have seen many of Johnnie Johnson, Tuck, Deere, Brothers, Doe, Lacey, Neil, Stephens, Malan, Bader, Nicholson, Holmes, McKnight etc and so-so on! All done by reputed artists as Robert Taylor, Wooton, Laurier, Turner, etc......Since Finucane ranked second in confirmed victories after Johnnie Johnson and directly in front of Stanford Tuck, I'm at a loss to explain why? As all know, Brendan Finucane was an Irishman in the RAF, it's youngest Wing Commander at age 21, and did carry a Shamrock on his mount (UD-W). Attaining as many victories as he did prior to his ditching in the Channel on 7-15-42,(some say 26, others confirm 32) Finucane was surely one that should be in, and deserves to be in, a highlighted work of at least one noted painter, but I have yet to find one!
Cut to chase, would love to hear if any members collect lithos as I do, some of your favorites, AND if anyone on the Forum can shed some light regarding Finucane, or can point me in the right direction, it would be greatly appreciated!