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'Exposed' - FE2b dogfights with Manfred von Richtofen's Albatros - painting by Graham Turner Exposed - original oil painting Ref: GT-GW6

On 17th September 1916, six FE2bs from 11 Squadron RFC were escorting four bomb carrying BE2Cs from 12 Squadron when they were intercepted by Oswald Boelke and his newly formed Jasta 2. A certain Manfred von Richtofen was one of the inexperienced pilots flying their brand new Albatros D.I aircraft, and he singled out FE2b 7018 as his target. Piloted by Second Lieutenant Lionel Morris, with Captain Tom Rees in the exposed position as observer, Richtofen attacked several times before 7018's engine was hit and stopped. Rees was killed in the fight, while Morris managed to bring the stricken aircraft down to land before he too succumbed to his injuries. They were to be the first of many to fall under the guns of von Richtofen, later known as the 'Red Baron'.

Oil on Canvas, canvas size 20" x 24" (51cm x 61cm). Painting is framed - overall size including frame is approximately 23"x 27" (59cm x 69cm)

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Carriage is not included - please contact us to discuss options (see below)
Price: 4,250.00

Below is a close up cropped detail image from 'Exposed', showing Second Lt. Morris straining to see where his attacker is, while Captain Rees, in the horribly exposed observers position in the front of the FE2b's nacelle, struggles to change the ammunition drum on his Lewis gun as von Richtofen swoops in and prepares to fire.
'Exposed' - FE2b dogfights with Manfred von Richtofen's Albatros - painting by Graham Turner
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(Right) Graham Turner creating his oil painting 'Contact'.
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Award Winning First World War Aviation Art

Graham Turner's original oil painting Into the Hands of Fate (right) achieved award success at the 2013 Guild of Aviation Artists annual exhibition, held in the prestigious Mall Galleries, London, where it 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. It also sold straight away (for £7,500).

He also won the Roy Nockolds Trophy in 2011, the first time he exhibited with the Guild, for his painting 'Steady Boy', and was Highly Commended for 'Thank You Harry Tate' in 2012, both 'Victor & Vanquished' and 'Contact' in 2015, 'Replacements' in 2016, and 'Letter from Home' in 2017. Letter from Home also won the Wilkinsons Sword Poignard for the Best Oil Painting.

2018 saw Graham win the Cross and Cockade award once again, for his oil painting 'Dawn of the Machines'.
RFC FE2b original WW1aviation painting by Graham Turner
First World War Aviation prints

A selection of Graham Turner's First World War paintings are available from Studio 88 as high quality giclée prints - on paper or canvas. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

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