“Return to Ridgewell” by Anthony Saunders

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  • Regular price $105.00


Limited Edition:  $105
Size 25x19"

Collectors Edition:  $245 

Size 27x22

Artist Proofs: $315

Remarques:  $595

Double Remarques:  $895

Returning from a long and arduous mission to Munich on 11 July 1944, B-17s from the 381st Bomb Group complete a last gentle turn low over the peaceful banks of the River Stour as they prepare to land at their home base nearby at Ridgewell.

Almost 80 years since the first elements of the 8th AF arrived in England, Anthony remembers the courage and sacrifice made by the thousands of airmen who served with the ‘Mighty Eighth’. To represent all who flew on B-17 Flying Fortresses, he has chosen to depict ‘Rotherhithe’s Revenge’, a B-17G from the 533rd Bomb Squadron that survived the war after completing a total of 122 combat missions.

Anthony’s work is now available as a limited edition print and we’re sure that this moving tribute piece will be of great interest to all collectors with a passion for the U.S. Eighth Air Force.  Adding historical significance, part of the edition also includes the original signature of a highly regarded Navigator who flew with the 381st from Ridgewell as depicted in Anthony’s piece.

The Matted Collector's Edition & Artist Proofs

Each copy in these highly-restricted editions has been mounted to full conservation standards to include the original and authentic autographs of TWO highly regarded aircrew who flew with the U.S. Eighth Air Force:

  • First Lieutenant LEONARD SPIVEY – Navigator – 381st BG (pictured)
  • Captain ALVIN BROWN – Pilot – 95th BG

The Matted Remarque Editions

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.

These are a perfect way to collect original art but demand for these superb creations is such that we urge collectors to reserve their remarques early to avoid disappointment.

These are issued matted to full conservation standards with all components of the Collector's Edition.