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

Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Rear view Spitfire
£3,400
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
View from an aeroplane, over snow-capped Sierras, 1959
£1,750
Spitfire, in from Dieppe, Crash Landed 1942
£800
Alan Sorrell (1904 - 1974)
Sketch for An Aerial View of a Wartime Airfield, circa 1944
£1,200
Sold
Christopher R.W. Nevinson (1889 - 1946)
Banking at 4000 Feet, 1917
Lt Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly (1896 - 1971)
An RE8 with a French Nieuport 27 fighter escort, circa 1916
£12,000
Sold
Stephen Bone (1904 - 1958)
Steam Drifters, circa 1940
Eric Wilfred Taylor (1909 - 1999)
WWII: Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Gliders at Pegasus Bridge, July 1944
£2,950
Sold
Charles Pears (1873 - 1958)
Bristol Blenheim setting fire to German oil tanker, circa 1940
Sold
Rudolf Sauter (1895 - 1977)
Searchlights along the Thames Estuary, October 1940
David Evans (1929 - 1988)
Air Escape, 1970
£6,500
Alfred Kingsley Lawrence (1893 - 1975)
Spitfire No. 303 (Kosckiuszko) Squadron RAF, Summer 1941
£3,750
Sold
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Coastal Operational Training Unit (Limavady, Northern Ireland), circa 1942
Sold
Barbara Jones (1912 - 1978)
The Wind Tunnel – Royal Aircraft Establishment Farnborough, 1944
Forthcoming
Douglas Percy Bliss (1900 - 1984)
Aerial View, circa 1940
Sold
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for Kipper at Kiel, c.1945
Charles Cundall (1890 - 1971)
Study for The Hipper at Kiel, c. 1945
£1,575