Finest military paintings.

#1
I don't think there is a thread devoted to this. Sorry if I've missed one.

There is so much great military art I thought we could have a thread as a repository and reference for anyone looking for something for home, mess or wherever.

This is one of my favourites.



Some more, well known or otherwise.





A very well known one for the RAF in their finest hour:


and not forgetting the Senior Service:

 
#2
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Captain The Lord Lyall VC, Djebel Bou Aoukaz, Tunisia, 27th April 1943.

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2nd Battalion Scots Guards, Mount Tumbledown, Falkland Islands, 14th June 1982
 
#3
Steven Seagull's 'The Battle of Bastion' hangs in pride of place at Cranwell I believe.
 
#4
There is an artist, whose name escapes me, who does many war paintings but puts a tiny mouse into each one - one of my previous messes had one. It was a print of the Normandy landings, and in one corner was a tiny mouse in amongst it with a helmet & rifle, charging forwards!

Anyone remember his name?


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Quite like this one representing the chinook that served in the Falklands and afghan. Can't remember the designation of the chinook as its late and my heads melted from a long day at work, bit I'm sure one of youse will remind me


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#7
There is an artist, whose name escapes me, who does many war paintings but puts a tiny mouse into each one - one of my previous messes had one. It was a print of the Normandy landings, and in one corner was a tiny mouse in amongst it with a helmet & rifle, charging forwards!

Anyone remember his name?


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Terrence Cuneo (as per my two above both by the Artist) He also specialises in painting of rolling stock.
 

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#8
Terrence Cuneo (as per my two above both by the Artist) He also specialises in painting of rolling stock.
Past tense I'm afraid. He called "Endex" in 1996.
 
#14
Good point, can we have, if possible, some info on the pictures - some are relatively easy but others wouldn't have a clue about.... Any info gratefully received
 
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Was searching for an image of a half track in battle that my brother had as a jigsaw that held fond memories when we were youngsters. This is very similar if not the same picture (although this is for a model and not a puzzle). Also stumbled across some fantastic art in the search as well. Just two examples.....

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It would be very amiss of me not to include an Australian artwork. This is a painting done in 1960 by Ivor Hele, 'Taking Old Vickers Position' at Bobdubi Ridge New Guinea 28JUL43. A splendid oil on canvas. He was there, and has several other battle paintings recalling his time pushing back the Japs in WWII.

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#18
Found it - Terence Cuneo


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Cuneo only included the mouse from 1953. The story goes that he was painting his coronation picture when his cat came into his studio with a dead mouse. He did a still life which was well received and from then on he put a small mouse in all of his paintings. How true that is, I don't know!

Cuneo was a war artist during WW2, serving, I believe, in the Royal Artillery. He had a very prolific output and many messes have his paintings. The Royal Engineers Headquarters Officer's Mess at Chatham has a magnificent collection of his work from as early as El Alamein, which is a personal favourite of mine, right through to the Falklands and NI. No mouse though!

Cuneo's statue sits at Waterloo Station, just above the old international concourse.
 
#20
I have been collecting stuff for a good few years & have a decent collection of mil aviation prints (cos i love the piston engine stuff) Have stuff by Robert Taylor, Nick Trudgian & a fair few by a friend of mine who I unfortunately haven't seen for a few years, David Bryant. Spits, Lancs, Mossie, Forts P51's abound.
He gave me a signed original pencil sketch of a Fallschirmjager on Crete as a present which will have pride of place when the lass & I move into our new gaff.
 

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