A new limited edition featuring the Marine Corsairs of VMF-214v– the legendary ‘Black Sheep’ Squadron.
- OUTNUMBERED BUT NEVER OUTFOUGHT -
Nicolas Trudgian’s outstanding new painting captures the scene at Vella Lavella as Pappy Boyington leads his VMF-214 ‘Black Sheep’ Squadron off the island strip to escort a B-17 Fortress raid on Rabaul in December 1943.
THE FIGHTER PILOTS EDITION
Joining artist Nicolas Trudgian, the Fighter Pilots Edition is signed by two leading ‘Black Sheep’ F4U Corsair pilots.
Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT W. McCLURG
Brigadier General BRUCE J. MATHESON USMC
THE ‘BLACK SHEEP’ EDITION
With all the components of the Fighter Pilots Edition, the BLACK SHEEP EDITION is additionally signed by five fighter pilots who flew with VMF-214, making a total of SEVEN signatures in this edition.
Lieutenant Colonel W. THOMAS EMRICH USMC
Colonel EDWIN A. HARPER USMC
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM D. HEIER USMC
Lieutenant Colonel JAMES J. HILL USMC
Captain FRED S. LOSCH USMC
- THE TRIBUTE EDITION -
A very small number of ‘THE BLACK SHEEP’ prints will be issued as the ‘Black Sheep’ Tribute Edition, limited to just TEN COPIES! Each print will be released with a unique and separate ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWING beautifully crafted by Nicolas Trudgian and individually signed by Lt Colonel Henry Bourgeois. The original drawing will be inscribed with a matching number to the main print.
Each drawing is double matted to include the original and genuine signature of Col ‘Pappy’ Boyington
-The ‘Black Sheep’ Presidential Unit Citation-
VMF-214 ‘Black Sheep’ was one of only two Marine fighter squadrons to receive an individual Presidential Unit Citation. A copy of this citation will be issued as part of this special ‘Black Sheep’ Tribute edition.
Lieutenant Colonel HENRY M. BOURGEOIS USMC (original drawing)
Colonel GREGORY ‘PAPPY’ BOYINGTON USMC (matted signature)
THE FIGHTER PILOTS EDITION- TWO signatures in this edition
100 signed and numbered £120 $175
THE ‘BLACK SHEEP’ EDITION- SEVEN signatures in this edition
450 ‘Black Sheep’ Edition £150 $225
25 Artist Proofs £220 $325
40 Remarques £325 $475
10 Double Remarques £525 $765
THE BLACK SHEEP TRIBUTE EDITION
NINE signatures, issued with ORIGINAL pencil drawing
10 Tribute Edition £1175 $1825
Overall Print Size: 351/2” wide x 24” high. .Image Size: 28 3/4” wide x 16” high
Acid Free Permanent Paper