Shigeo Koike Art Print: Short S.8 Calcutta

by HobbyLink Japan
$13.95 USD $13.95 USD

Description

This is an aircraft art print.

Only seven examples of the Short Calcutta were ever built.  Operated by Imperial Airways in the Mediterranean starting in 1928, this three-engined seaplane had a somewhat unique configuration, in that the pilot and co-pilot flew the aircraft from an open cockpit, while the radio operator and up to 15 passengers flew in comfort in the enclosed cabin.  Koike's painting features G-EBVG, the first Calcutta to fly, with a beautiful panorama of Mediterranean scenery in the background.  The blue tones of the sea seem to spill elegantly onto the airframe and land as well in this work, creating a sense of airy freshness.

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).

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Details

Code: KIKAP-002
Release Date: Aug 2010
Item Size/Weight: 62.5cm x 45.3cm x 0.2cm / 320g
Manufacturer: HobbyLink Japan