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Into the Hands of Fate

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RE8 of 59 Squadron RFC - Aviation Art print Into the Hands of Fate Ref: Gic-G236

Early on 13th April 1917, pilots and observers from six RE8s of 59 Squadron prepare to take off from La Bellavue airfield on a reconnaissance flight over the German lines - none would return. Intercepted by Manfred von Richtofen's Jasta 11, all six would be shot down, claiming the lives of ten of the twelve RFC aircrew.

A3225, in the foreground, was crewed by Arthur Tanfield and Andrew Omerod; A3190, behind, crewed by James Maitland Stuart and Maurice Herbert-Wood, would fall to the guns of the 'Red Baron' himself.

Graham Turner's evocative painting pays tribute to the sacrifice made by countless aircrew as they undertook their vital reconnaissance role despite such huge losses.

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Gicle Print published from an oil painting by Graham Turner.

Each print individually printed to order on very high quality heavyweight paper, and then signed on the border by the artist.

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Available in three alternative sizes, and on canvas - select size required below

Print Size
29"x 20" (74cm x 51cm) 99.00
24"x 17" (61cm x 43cm) 79.00
17"x 12" (43cm x 30cm) 59.00

RE8 of 59 Squadron RFC - Aviation Art print Into the Hands of Fate - canvas print Ref: G236-XLC

This painting is also available reproduced on good quality canvas, individually printed before being stretched on wooden stretcher bars - just like the original oil painting - and then varnished for protection.

Overall canvas size 31"x 20" (79cm x 51cm)

Note that canvas prints have no white border - this is the overall size of the canvas on its wooden stretcher bars and the image extends to the edge.

Each canvas is individually signed (on the reverse, as there is no border) by the artist, Graham Turner.

Canvas orders going to an overseas address should email us at for a shipping price - our usual shipping rates do not apply.
Price: 194.00


At the 2013 Guild of Aviation Artists annual exhibition, held in the Mall Galleries, London, Graham Turner's original oil painting 'Into the Hands of Fate' sold straight away (for £7,500), was awarded the Cross and Cockade prize for the best First World War aviation painting, the Roy Nockolds Trophy (voted for by the public), and was runner up for the two top awards - the Aviation Painting of the Year and Flypast Fellows Award for Excellence.

This was his third year of Exhibiting at the Guild of Aviation Artists Exhibition, and continued his 100% sales record there. His 2011 entry 'Steady Boy' also won the Roy Nockolds Trophy.

CLICK HERE to see Graham Turner's available First World War aviation original paintings and prints.
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'Into the Hands of Fate' is also available as a greeting card - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
First World War Art

Studio 88 also publish several other giclée prints from First World War aviation paintings by Graham Turner, such as the award winning 'Steady Boy'. For details of these CLICK HERE.

Medieval and Military Art

Also available are a wide range of prints and cards from Graham Turner's historical and military paintings. For details of the full range (prices from £6.50 for a set of five cards) - and currently available original paintings - CLICK HERE.

First World War Art by Graham Turner

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