Chocks Away - 100 Years of the RAF

To celebrate the centenary of the RAF in the United Kingdom, Liss Llewellyn is delighted to present an online exhibition – ‘Chocks Away‘ – which features some key images of British aviation through the years.

A range of different planes feature, from RE8’s used in the First World War, through to Bristol Blenheim’s and Spitfires, made famous during the Battle of Britain. The selection also includes images of grounded aircraft on the home front, such as Charles Cundall’s (1890-1971) oil sketch of Wellington Bombers at an OCTU station in Londonderry, or the historic Wind Tunnels at Farnborough, painted by Barbara Jones (1912-1978) as part of the Recording Britain scheme.

Others capture the views newly afforded by these flying crafts, such as Douglas Percy Bliss’ (1900-1984) Aerial View, or the dynamic mid-air compositions of Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly (1896-1971), Rudolf Sauter (1895-1977), and Christopher Nevinson (1889-1946).

Works FEATURED in this Exhibition

Reserved
Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)
Steam Drifters, circa 1940
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Coastal Operational Training Unit (Limavady, Northern Ireland), circa 1942
£14,500.00
David Evans (1929 - 1988)
Air Escape, 1970
£6,500.00
Forthcoming
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Aerial View, circa 1940
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Searchlights along the Thames Estuary, October 1940
£9,500.00
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Hipper at Kiel, c.1945
£11,000.00
Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
Bristol Blenheim setting fire to German oil tanker, circa 1940
£14,750.00
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly (1896 - 1971)
An RE8 with a French Nieuport 27 fighter escort, circa 1916
£14,000.00
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Rear view Spitfire
£3,400.00
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Sketch for An Aerial View of a Wartime Airfield, circa 1944
£1,200.00
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
View from an aeroplane, over snow-capped Sierras, 1959
£1,750.00
Spitfire, in from Dieppe, Crash Landed 1942
£800.00
Sold
Christopher R.W. Nevinson (1889 - 1946)
Banking at 4000 Feet, 1917
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Spitfire No. 303 (Kosckiuszko) Squadron RAF, Summer 1941
£3,750.00
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for The Hipper at Kiel, c. 1945
£1,575.00
Reserved
Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)
The Wind Tunnel – Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough, 1944
£30,000.00
Eric Wilfred Taylor (1909 - 1999)
WWII: Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Gliders at Pegasus Bridge, July 1944
£2,950.00