Artist Signed, 2 Signature, 13 Signature, 14 Signature, Limited Edition Bookplate Multi-signed, multi signed
Nicolas Trudgian Aviation Sketchbook
£25.00 – £175.00
This much anticipated book features more than one hundred superb pencil drawings by the leading exponent of aviation landscapes
Most of the work presented in this book has been created especially for it and displays the uniquely detailed and precise style of this widely collected artist. An excitingly wide selection of aircraft is shown, from the fragile machines over the trenches of the Western Front to shapes that seem to be from another world like the SR71 Blackbird and the Sukhoi Flanker. Along the way there are many old favourites, especially of the Second World War, and even here are some ‘rare birds’ like the dornier 355, the Ta152 and the Boulton Paul Defiant. The drawings reflect the fascinating development of aviation in the twentieth Century, the many beautiful forms of these aircraft and the aircrews’ heroic exploits in every corner of the world. It is rare for an artist with such obvious aptitude for mechanical subject matter also to be able to capture the beauty and atmosphere of the world’s landscapes, and yet Nicolas Trudgian achieves this with both pencil and paintbrush. This book, devoted exclusively to his pencil work, is complemented bya number of aircrew who have added their personal recollections, some humorous, some poignant, about their experiences in the air and on the ground, embellishing a volume which readers will enjoy returning to again and again.
We currently have 5 editions available:
Artist Signed Signed by Nicolas Trudgian
2 Signature signed in the book by Nicolas Trudgian and Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC, AE, CRAeS. Major Alden Rigby Silver Star, AirMedal (7OLC, DUC) who wrote the two forewords for the book.
13 Signature signed by Nicolas Trudgian at the launch by Donald Strait, Alden Rigby, John Ellacombe, Terry Clark, Tony Pickering, Ken Wilkinson, John Langston, John Bell, Benny Goodman, Jack Bromfield, Murray Valentine, John … and Jack Biggs
14 Signature signed by Nicolas Trudgian and at the launch by Donald Strait, Alden Rigby, John Ellacombe, Terry Clark, Tony Pickering, Ken Wilkinson, John Langston, John Bell, Benny Goodman, Basil Stapleton, Jack Bromfield, Murray Valentine, John … and Jack Biggs
Limited Edition bookplate Multi-signed signed by Nicolas Trudgian and a Limited edition of only 10 worldwide signed bookplate by THIRTY FOUR World War ll Aircrew