Charles Eddowes TURNER, British (1883-1965) 46 x 30.5in (117 x 77cm)

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Charles Eddowes TURNER, British (1883-1965)
46 x 30.5in (117 x 77cm)

Sold for US$ 1,375 inc. premium
Charles Eddowes TURNER, British (1883-1965)
Oil painting on canvas of an RAF Vickers Wellington bomber taking off from an airfield, with tag on verso of canvas titled as "Marham sets out for Berlin" and an eraly ownership by "Group Captain C. H. Keith."

A fine painting of a Wellington bomber by the war artist, C. E. Turner. The picture is set at RAF Marham, Kings Lynn, where from the 30s, 3rd group bomber command had been located. The 38th squadron arrived in 1937 and were re-equipped with the new Wellington bombers in 1938. In 1941 the Wellingtons moved out and the Mosquitos took their place. Group Captain Claude Hilton Keith was Commander of RAF Marham from 1939, and some of the first RAF bombing raids in Europe took place under his aegis. Earlier in his career (he joined the RNAS in 1915) he was instrumental in getting the American browning gun adopted for the Spitfire and Hurricane. Turner was a prominent poster artist in the interwar years, and this picture was likely commissioned by Keith from Turner.
46 x 30.5in (117 x 77cm)
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