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The Sundowners by Anthony Saunders

The Sundowners by Anthony Saunders (F-4 Phantom)
The Sundowners by Anthony Saunders (F-4 Phantom)
The Sundowners by Anthony Saunders (F-4 Phantom)
The Sundowners by Anthony Saunders (F-4 Phantom)
The Sundowners by Anthony Saunders (F-4 Phantom)
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As America sought to extricate itself from the war in Vietnam, by the beginning of 1972 US troop levels in the country had fallen dramatically from their all-time high in 1968. The United States was n...  >Read More
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Widely considered as some of the best and largest in the industry, Anthony’s unique pencil remarques are individually created in the lower margin of the print. These are a perfect way to collect original art but demand for these superb creations is such that we urge collectors to reserve their remarques early to avoid disappointment.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered

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  • 300 Signed & Numbered Editions....$105
  • 300 Signed & Numbered Editions (bought as a pair)*....$175
  • 25 Artist's Proofs....$160
  • 25 Artist's Proofs (bought as a pair)*....$250
  • 25 Remarque Editions....$545**
  • 25 Remarque Editions (bought as a pair)*....$945**
  • 10 Double Remarque Editions....$875**
  • 10 Remarque Editions (bought as a pair)*....$1535**
  • 75 Canvas Giclée Studio Proofs....$595
  • 75 Canvas Giclée Studio Proofs (bought as a pair)....$1190

  • Overall size: 26 1/4” x 19 1/4”
  • Image size: 20 3/4” x 12 3/4”
  • Canvas giclée image size: 36" x 24"

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  • As America sought to extricate itself from the war in Vietnam, by the beginning of 1972 US troop levels in the country had fallen dramatically from their all-time high in 1968. The United States was now relying primarily on air power to help the South Vietnamese Army, including US Navy units based on carriers operating in the Gulf of Tonkin. One of these was VF-111 – The Sundowners, portrayed in Anthony Saunders’ brilliant painting.

    Already internationally renowned for his stunning depictions of World War Two scenes, Anthony has excelled all expectations with his latest work, unbelievably his first-ever jet painting. And what a treat it is; depicting a colorful F-4 Phantom from VF- 111 as it launches from the carrier USS Coral Sea. The date was 6 March 1972 and the Phantom was NL202, call sign ‘Old Nick Two Zero One’, flown on this mission by experienced pilot Lt Garry L. Weigand and his back-seater, Radar Intercept Officer Ltjg. William C. Freckleton. They were part of a two-ship team tasked to intercept MiGs that had just clashed with Phantoms of VF-51 on a strike force escorting a photo-reconnaissance RA-5C Vigilante over Quang Lang airfield. They found a MiG-17, and in a ‘nasty turning fight with the scrappy little plane’, Weigand manage to roll in on the MiG from the rear and in a dramatic victory, downed it with a Sidewinder.

    This print is available as a portfolio pair with MiG Encounter by Anthony Saunders.
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