Adding considerable historic significance, each Collector's Edition and Artist's Proof has been mounted to full conservation standards to include the original and authentic autographs of TWO of the AVG’s most famous pilots.
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. The first edition, consisting of 15 single sized remarques, are a perfect way to collect original art and are issued conservation matted with all components of the Collector’s Edition.
It is 80 years since Chennault formed the Flying Tigers and both to commemorate that anniversary and remember the defiant spirit of his small but intrepid band of flyers, Anthony Saunders has created TIGER FIGHT, a piece worthy of the occasion. Anthony graphically depicts the P-40 of Ed Overend, a leading pilot with the AVG’s 3rd Pursuit Squadron, the 'Hell’s Angels', as he successfully strikes a Japanese Nakajima Ki-43 ‘Oscar’ fighter over the China - Burma border in the early Spring of 1942.
Limited Edition: Each print has been signed by the artist.
Matted Collector's Editions and Artist's Proofs:
Colonel CHARLES H. ‘CHUCK’ OLDER - 3rd Pursuit Squadron – Hell’s Angels (as depicted in Tiger Fight) / 18¼ air victories
Brigadier General DAVID L. ‘TEX’ HILL - 2nd Pursuit Squadron – Panda Bears / 18 ¼ victories
Canvas Giclée Studio Proof For anyone preferring a canvas edition, these stunning Giclée Studio Proofs are also available. Printed directly on fine-weave artist’s canvas by one of Europe’s leading Giclée printers, the results are almost indistinguishable from the original painting in texture, tone and color.