Farewell to the Few

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. By all accounts he was overjoyed with the painting and immediately hung it on his wall when he got home. Sadly, he passed away that same night, finally joining those other young boys who also played amongst the clouds back in 1940.

"Looking back now, the painting has taken on a new symbolism of Archie making his final flight back to join the friends he knew back in 1940. This is why I decided to call the painting 'Farewell to the Few'.  I’ve often been asked to make prints of the painting so now, at long last, here they are along with the original painting.  God bless you Archie it was a pleasure to meet you!"


Overall limited edition of 130

No's 1-100 signed by the artist....£50 

30 Artist's Proofs signed by the artist ...£65 

Remarques may be available, please contact Mark for details.

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  • Image size:
    31cm x 50cm (12" x 19")
  • Overall size:
    38cm x 60cm (15" x 24")
  • Limited edition of:
    100 + 30 Artist's Proofs
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  • Original painting size:
    14" x 22"
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