The Big Push - Passchendaele 1917 by Anthony Saunders
Example of Anthony Saunders' single remarque drawn in the lower border of the print
Example of his double remarque
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
150 Artist Signed Editions....$165
25 Artist's Proofs....$225
25 Remarque Editions....$450*
10 Double Remarque Editions....$715*
75 Giclée Canvas Studio Proofs....$625
Overall Size (paper): 36 1/4” x 21 1/4”
Image Size (paper): 31 1/2” x 15 3/4”
Canvas Edition Size (stretched): 42" x 21"
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Swamped by mud amidst a desolate, shattered landscape, men and horses of the Royal Field Artillery drag their 18 pounder field-gun towards a new position on 15 November 1917, during the final days of the Battle of Passchendaele. While the army continues its grim fight on the ground, overhead Sopwith Camels from 45 Squadron Royal Flying Corps tangle in an equally deadly duel with German Albatros fighters of Jasta 6.
Flying the lead Sopwith Camel is the RFC Ace, 2nd Lt Kenneth Montgomery who scored the last of his 12 victories in this dogfight when he shot down the German Ace Leutnant Hans Ritter von Adam, the Commanding Officer of Jasta 6 with an impressive 21 victories to his name.
To commemorate one of the most significant anniversaries in history, Anthony Saunders has created a powerful new painting portraying the bleak sacrifice made by so many heroic young men. The names of the bitter battles they endured, however, still live on a hundred years later – Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Arras, Loos – and one of the most savage – Passchendaele.