Original Painting Size:

14" x 22" (35cm x 55cm)

Farewell to the Few Original Painting

In 2019, the artist asked Battle of Britain pilot Archie McInnes what his favourite memory of the Battle was. For Archie it wasn’t the combat and shooting, instead he fondly remembered those glorious summer days when, as a 21 year old, he was given his own Hurricane to go up and play in the clouds.  That conversation inspired this painting, a copy of which was presented to Archie on his 100th birthday.  Sadly, he passed away that same night, finally joining those other young boys who also played amongst the clouds back in 1940.

Archie admiring 'Farewell to the Few' shortly after the unveiling on his 100th birthday

This is the original painting that Mark painted especially for Archie's 100th birthday.

NB. Frame is for illustration purposes only, the original canvas is supplied unframed.

  • ORIGINAL PAINTING INFORMATION
  • Original painting size:
    14" x 22" (35cm x 55cm)
  • Medium:
    Acrylic on French linen
  • Year painted:
    2019