Nicolas Trudgian - Air Combat Legends - Limited Ed with 3 Prints


A rare limited edition book and print portfolio by Nicolas Trudgian.

Released in 1998 this was the first book that showcased the work of leading aviation artist Nicolas Trudgian. The opening section gives an in depth look into the artist and his approach. The majority of the volume consists of reproductions of paintings and pencil drawings introduced by the artist.

A beautifully presented book containing the majority of Nicolas Trudgian’s aviation paintings completed at the time of publication in 1998. The first section is a chronicle of Nicolas Trudgian’s life and career as an artist, by long time friend Martin Sanders. Part two is a description by the artist of how he undertakes a painting. The final section contains analysis by the artist of some 31 of his most important paintings, supported by detail shots, pencil sketches and colour plates of complimentary pictures, altogether 57 different paintings are included.  

Overall the book has a very high quality feel with both paintings and pencil sketches reproduced with great clarity and excellent colour.

Specially published to accompany the book are three matching numbered mini-sized limited edition prints featuring famous fighters from WW2.

Black 13 by Nicolas Trudgian - Me109 aviation art printReturn at Dusk by Nicolas Trudgian - RAF Hurricane aviation art printMustang Over Suffolk by Nicolas Trudgian - USAAF P-51 aviation art print
Black 13
Image 6.5 x 3.5 in. 
Overall including borders: 11.5 x 10 in.
Return at Dusk
Image 6 x 4.5 in. 
Overall including borders: 11.5 x 10 in.
Mustang Over Suffolk
Image 6.25 x 4 in. 
Overall including borders: 11.5 x 10 in.


The book is presented in a fine quality cloth slipcase with gold block lettering.

Comes with the original Certificate of Authenticity.

The book and all three prints are signed and numbered by the artist.

The print 'Black 13' is also signed by legendary Luftwaffe fighter Ace:
Generalleutnant Gunther Rall   Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords - 3rd highest scoring fighter pilot in history.

Colour plates: 46 colour images plus many black and white drawings.
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0-7153-0793-2

Condition: this set was purchased new directly from ourselves when published in 1998. It has been stored carefully with long term investment in mind. The book and prints are in mint condition - the book has never been read, the cloth slipcase is excellent with just very minor evidence of handling.

This book and print set do not come up for sale very often - a rare opportunity for collectors.

Artist:

Nicolas Trudgian


From:

the Military Gallery.


Edition:

650



Size:

book 13 x 11.5 inches (33 x 29 cm).



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