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Cranston Fine Arts are proud to be the publisher of Ivan Berryman's naval and aviation art paintings. Over the last 20 years, Ivan Berryman has become one of the leading aviation artists in the United Kingdom. He is widely acclaimed and collected throughout the world, his attention to detail is unsurpassed. His portrayals of aviation and naval life has ensured his work hangs in galleries and private collections around the world. Cranston Fine Arts can arrange private commissions : please contact David Higgins at Cranston Fine Arts, via the contact details at the bottom of the page. 



Ivan Berryman's comprehensive series of aviation art prints and paintings of 617 Squadron's epic mission to destroy the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams on the Ruhr, a mission that has gone done in history in film and art.  The heroic Dambuster crews have been commemorated in this series produced over the past three years consisting of over 30 paintings which have now been produced in fine art aviation prints and canvas prints.  Many of the tragic losses of these heroic crew members have been recaptured for the first time. Part of this series have been produced with very limited editions, some as low as 30 prints making them very sought after and collectable.


Over the past 8 years Ivan Berryman has produced a series of World War One aviation paintings depicting many of the top aces from all countries and the aircraft they flew.  The series totals 100 paintings and art prints making it one of the major collections in its field. Less than 6 paintings now remain available and some of the editions are running low.  Many special offers only available on this site.
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Battle of Trafalgar Maritime Art Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
The Battle of Trafalgar by Robert Taylor.

The Battle of Trafalgar - The First Engagement by Ivan Berryman.
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Saunders Roe Jet Aircraft Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman.

Saro SR.A1 Over the Needles by Ivan Berryman. (APB)

Saro Sr.53 by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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US Fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
The Calm Before the Storm by Robert Taylor.

The Raid on Pearl Harbor, 7th December 1941 by Ivan Berryman
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P-38 Lighting Aviation Art Prints by Ivan Berryman and Nicolas Trudgian.

Lt William J Dixie Sloan by Ivan Berryman.
Pacific Glory by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Gunther Rall Signed Battle of Britain Aviation Art by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Dawn Eagles Rising by Robert Taylor.

Adolf Galland / Messerschmitt Bf109 E-4 by Ivan Berryman (B)
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 With his personal emblem of black and white fuselage band adorning his Fokker E.V, 153/18, Richard Wenzl briefly commanded Jasta 6, based at Bernes in August 1918, and claimed a modest 6 victories during his career with JG 1. The Fokker E.V was both fast and manoeuvrable, but a series of engine and structural failures meant that these exciting new machines saw only brief service before being re-worked to emerge as the D.VIII, sadly too late to make any impression on the war. Wenzl is shown here in combat with Sopwith Camels of 203 Sqn, assisted by Fokker D.VIIs, which served alongside the E.Vs of Jasta 6. The D.VII shown is that of Ltn d R Erich Just of Jasta 11, also based at Bernes.

Leutnant d R Richard Wenzl by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Aircraft of Jasta 10 prepare to taxi out for a dawn patrol, led by the fearless Leutnant Werner Voss in his Fokker F1 103/17 in September 1917. Arguments still rage concerning the colour of the engine cowling on his Triplane. Certainly, when the aircraft was delivered, its upper surfaces were painted factory finish streaked green and, it is recorded that it was flown as delivered with Voss personal mechanic noting that no extra painting was undertaken, aside from Voss Japanese kite face which occupied the nose.  However, research shows that by the time of Voss death on 23rd September 1917, after his epic battle with SE5s of 56 Sqn, the cowling was probably yellow in keeping with all Jasta 10 aircraft. Renowned by pilots from both sides for his bravery and extraordinary abilities with his diminutive Triplane, the young ace scored a total of 48 confirmed victories before being brought down by Lieutenant Rhys Davids on the very day that he was due to go on leave.  The Fokker F1 differed from the production DR.1 in detail only, Voss machine being fitted with a captured 110hp Le Rhone engine, his aircraft not being fitted with the outer wing skids common to the DR.1.

Leutnant Werner Voss by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Germanys greatest exponent of the Fokker Dr1 Triplane, Leutnant Josef Jacobs is depicted chatting with colleagues of Jasta 7 before a sortie in the spring of 1918.  His black Triplane became well known to allied pilots, not least because of his formidable kill rate.  By the end of the war, still aged just 24, Jacobs had claimed 48 enemy aircraft destroyed.  The unusual practice of applying the black cross to the upper sides of the lower wings was to counter friendly fire from other German aircraft who frequently mistook the Dr1 for a Sopwith Triplane.

Leutnant Josef Jacobs by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
Albatros DIII of Godwin Brumowski about to shoot down a Caquot balloon.

Oberleutnant Godwin Brumowski by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

Synonymous with both World Wars, the young Hermann Goring scored his first victory on 16th November 1915, shooting down a Maurice Farman over Tahure. A year later, he was injured in combat, but managed to land his bullet-riddled aircraft near a field hospital. Goring steadily increased his score to an eventual 22 victories and is shown here on patrol in his characteristic all-white Fokker D.VII.

Oberleutnant Hermann Goring by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
Wearing one of the most distinctive colour schemes of World War One, Germanys second highest scoring ace after Manfred Von Richthofen was the charismatic Ernst Udet with 62 victories to his credit.  His brightly coloured Fokker D.VII carried the initials of his girlfriend (LO) on the side of his aircraft and the inscription Du Noch Nicht! (Not You Yet!) on the upper tail surfaces.  Udet was badly wounded in September 1918 and did not fly in combat again, but survived the war, only to commit suicide in 1941.

Oberleutnant Ernst Udet by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
  Max Immelmanns Fokker E.1(E13/15) shooting down a Vickers Gunbus during the Summer of 1915. Immelmann is characteristically already scouring the sky above for his next victim.

Max Immelmann by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
A German Albatross D-III sees off a Bristol Fighter among the clouds over the Western Front, early in 1917. The D-III was a massive improvement over the monoplanes of the time, possessing greater manoeuvrability, a higher ceiling and synchronized guns. Many German aces thought this the best fighter of the First World War.

One in the Bag by Ivan Berryman. (PC)


 The mainstay of the Royal Navy's Coastal Forces fleet from 1941, the 72-foot Vosper MTBs were among the fastest and most successful ever built. With their three Packard 1400hp engines and bigger fuel tanks, these boats could reach speeds of up to 39 knots with a maximum range of 400 miles. Armament varied from boat to boat, but those depicted are fitted with the standard 21-inch torpedo tubes and a twin .5 inch MkV Vickers machine gun mounting. Crew was typically two officers and eleven ratings.

On the Step by Ivan Berryman.
 In January 1941, the young Mario Arillo was appointed the rank of Lieutenant Commander, placed in charge of the Regia Marina's submarine <i>Ambra</i> and was dispatched to the Mediterranean to help disrupt supplies to the Allied forces.  In May of that same year, Arillo attacked the British Dido Class Cruiser <i>HMS Bonaventure</i>, and Destroyers <i>HMS Hereward</i> and <i>HMS Stuart</i>, south of Crete, en route from Alexandria, the cruiser <i>Bonaventure</i> being sunk with great loss of life.  The <i>Ambra</i> is depicted here in a calmer moment, two of her crew scanning the horizon for 'business'.

Hunter's Dusk by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Under the command of Gianfranco Gazzana-Priaroggia, the Regia Marina submarine Leonardo da Vinci was to become the most successful non-German submarine of World War Two.  On 21st April 1943, she encountered the liberty ship SS John Drayton which was returning, unladen, to Capetown from Bahrain and put two torpedoes into her before surfacing to finish her off with shells.  The deadly reign of terror wrought by the combination of Gazzana-Priaroggia and his submarine came to an end just one month later when the Leonardo da Vinci was sunk by HMS Active and HMS Ness off Cape Finistere.

Scourge of the Deep - Leonardo da Vinci by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Sitting menacingly at a depth of 15 metres below the surface, just 2 km outside the heavily defended harbour of Alexandria, the Italian submarine Scire is shown releasing her three manned torpedoes, or <i>Maiali</i>, at the outset of their daring raid in which the British battleships HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Valiant and a tanker, were severely damaged on 3rd December 1941.  All six crew members of the three <i>Maiali</i> survived the mission, but all were captured and taken prisoner.  Luigi Durand de la Penne and Emilio Bianchi can be seen moving away aboard 221, whilst Vincenzo Martellotta and Mario Marino (222) carry out systems checks.  Antonio Marceglia and Spartaco Schergat, on 223, are heading away at the top of the picture.

Assault from the Deep by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

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DHM1213GS.  Power and the Glory by Ivan Berryman.
Power and the Glory by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 A lone Royal Air Force Spitfire is shown high amongst the clouds over the southern counties of England during the hieght of the Battle of Britain.

In the Playground of the Gods by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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 High in its element, a lone BAE Lightning F.6 glints in the evening sunshine as it returns from a sortie over the North Sea in the late 1970s.

The Sentinel by Ivan Berryman.
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 On the 20th of April 1918, just one day before his death, the legendary Red Baron, Mannfred von Richthofen, claimed his final victory.  His famous Flying Circus was engaged in battle by Sopwith Camels of No.3 and No.201 Squadron.  Claiming his 79th victory, he had shot down Major Richard Raymond-Barker earlier in the dogfight - the British pilot being killed in the resulting crash.  However, it is his 80th and final victory that is depicted here.  In the centre of the painting, the Sopwith Camel of David Lewis has been brought into the firing line of von Richthofen, and is about to be sent down in flames from the sky - Lewis was fortunate to survive the encounter relatively unscathed.  Meanwhile the chaos of the dogfight is all around this duel, with aircraft of both sides wheeling and diving in combat.  The other pilots depicted are Weiss, Bell, Riley, Steinhauser, Mohnicke, Hamilton and Wenzl.

The Final Curtain by Ivan Berryman.
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 Credited with an impressive 34 victories, Francesco Baracca was Italys highest scoring ace in WW1 and is shown here in his distinctive Spad S.VII which carried his personal emblem, the Prancing Horse, that paid homage to his cavalry days.  Upon his death in this aircraft on 19th June 1918, Baraccas mother donated the emblem to Enzo Ferrari whose cars still carry this badge the world over.

Maggiore Francesco Baracca - Spad S.VII by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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Bismarck, now complete and newly painted in full Baltic camouflage, returns to Hamburg for the last time as the harsh winter of 1940/41 relents and the pride of the German Kriegsmarine prepares for real action.  In the distance, the pre-Dreadnought Schleswig-Holstein awaits her next commission, the old ship alternating between vital ice-breaker and air defence duties at this time.  The Bismarck would in May 1941 put to sea and engage and sink HMS Hood only to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  Bismarck was pounded into a floating wreck, finally being sunk by the torpedoes of HMS Dorsetshire.  From her crew of 2300 only 110 would be rescued by HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori.

Bismarck Entering Hamburg Harbour by Ivan Berryman
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A pair of Spitfires on patrol over the southern counties during the Battle of Britain.

Peaceful Interlude (Spitfires) by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 The mighty Tirpitz demonstrates the effectiveness of her splinter camouflage, surrounded by her net defences at Kaafjord in the Winter of 1943-44.

Tirpitz in Kaafjord by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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Born 22nd March 1921. He joined No. 222 Sqn in February 1940 flying Spitfires. By the end of September 1940, he had downed 6 enemy aircraft with a further 6 probables, while being forced to crash land his Spitfire on two occasions. He claimed a further two Me109s in October. He was posted to Singapore, joining No.243 Sqn and then 453 Sqn RAAF, the Fleet Defence Squadron for Force Z when the Royal Navy lost the battleships Repulse and Prince of Wales to Japanese aircraft. Moving the squadron to Malaya, he was forced to bale out of his Buffalo after a skirmish with a large number of Japanese aircraft, being evacuated to India, retirning from the RAF after the war. He died 14th November 2003.

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On this day in Royal Navy history....

8 December

Found 86 matching entries.






8thDecember1892HMS ColossusAt Malta
8thDecember1892HMS JasonSailed Sheerness for trials
8thDecember1892HMS JasonCarried out 8hr full power trial at the mouth of the Thames
8thDecember1892HMS InflexibleAt Malta
8thDecember1892HMS EdinburghAt Malta
8thDecember1892HMS CollingwoodAt Malta
8thDecember1899HMS FuriousCapt. L.E Wintz in Command
8thDecember1899HMS FuriousArrived Las Palmas from Funchal
8thDecember1900HMS FuriousArrived at Las Palmas with her machinery in a defective condition
8thDecember1907HMS AboukirCaptain Claud A. W. Hamilton in Command
8thDecember1909HMS DonegalCollision with steamer Malaga at Gibralta
8thDecember1914HMS InflexibleSlight damage at the Falklands
8thDecember1914HMS InflexibleIn the Mediterranean at the outbreak of WWI at Malta
8thDecember1914HMS InvincibleSlight damage at the Falklands
8thDecember1914HMS CambrianLaid down at Pembroke Dock
8thDecember1915HMS ChesterLaunched
8thDecember1924HMS AmbuscadeLaid Down at Thornycroft At Woolston
8thDecember1924HMS Ambuscade1924 08th Dec Ambuscade Laid down at Thornycroft At Woolston
8thDecember1928HMS EnterpriseArrived Port Said
8thDecember1928HMS EnterpriseSailed Port Said
8thDecember1934HMS BeeArrived Hankow
8thDecember1934HMS EskArrived Chatham
8thDecember1934HMS CaledonArrived Malta
8thDecember1934HMS EchoArrived Plymouth
8thDecember1934HMS ElectraCompleted exercises at Portland
8thDecember1934HMS EncounterCompleted exercises at Portland
8thDecember1934HMS EscortCompleted exercises at Portland
8thDecember1934HMS EscortArrived Chatham
8thDecember1934HMS BidefordArrived Khor Kuwai
8thDecember1934HMS LupinArrived Dalmah
8thDecember1934HMS LowestoftSailed Lowestoft
8thDecember1934HMS CornwallArrived Hong Kong
8thDecember1936HMS AdventureSailed Woosung
8thDecember1936HMS AdventureArrived Shanghai
8thDecember1936HMS AmphionSailed Ascension
8thDecember1937HMS GalateaArrived Malta
8thDecember1938HMS JunoPennant F46
8thDecember1938HMS JunoLaunched
8thDecember1938HMS AjaxSailed Falkland Islands
8thDecember1938HMS ExeterArrived Punta Arenas
8thDecember1939HMS EskimoSailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.4
8thDecember1939HMS EskimoArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.4
8thDecember1939HMS AcastaDetached from Convoy OA.48
8thDecember1939HMS Delhi Sailed Loch Ewe for Northern Patrol
8thDecember1939HMS DiomedeSailed Loch Ewe for Northern Patrol
8thDecember1939HMS ArdentDetached from Convoy OA.48
8thDecember1939HMS DragonSailed Loch Ewe for Northern Patrol
8thDecember1939HMS EnterpriseSailed Portland for Halifax, NS
8thDecember1939HMS ColomboSailed Loch Ewe for Northern Patrol
8thDecember1939HMS Cardiff Sailed Loch Ewe for Northern Patrol
8thDecember1939HMS EchoArrived in the Clyde
8thDecember1939HMS ElectraDetached from Force W and searched 85 miles NW of Cape Wrath. For U.43
8thDecember1939HMS EscapadeArrived UK with Convoy SLF.10
8thDecember1939HMS EscortDetached from Force W and searched 85 miles NW of Cape Wrath. For U.43
8thDecember1939HMS FearlessArrived Liverpool
8thDecember1939HMS ImperialArrived Liverpool
8thDecember1939HMS ImpulsiveArrived Liverpool
8thDecember1939HMS BitternArrived Southend with Convoy FN.51
8thDecember1939HMS EclipseArrived Liverpool
8thDecember1939HMS BrokeArrived UK with Convoy SLF.10
8thDecember1939HMS EnchantressJoined Convoy OA.49 from Convoy OA.48
8thDecember1939HMS HoodArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.4
8thDecember1939HMS EdinburghArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.4
8thDecember1939HMS GloucesterSailed Diego Suarez for Simonstown
8thDecember1939HMS GlasgowArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.4
8thDecember1939HMS CornwallSailed Diego Suarez for Simonstown
8thDecember1939HMS IcarusSailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.4
8thDecember1939HMS IcarusArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.4
8thDecember1939HMS IlexArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.4
8thDecember1939HMS IlexSailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.4
8thDecember1941HMS BoreasLt.Cdr. Eric Lister Jones, DSC, RN In Command
8thDecember1942HMS IndefatigableLaunched
8thDecember1942HMS IndefatigablePennant R10
8thDecember1943HMS Loch FyneLaid down at Burntisland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Burntisland, Scotland): Rowan
8thDecember1943HMS BermudaAnchored at Greenock
8thDecember1963HMS AlbionSailed Borneo
8thDecember1963HMS HampshireStood by to assist Trawler Margaret Wicks of the West Coast of Scotland
8thDecember1977HMS Ark RoyalArrived Gibraltar
8thDecember2000HMS GrimsbySwinemunde
8thDecember2000HMS CampbeltownCampbeltown
8thDecember2002HMS BeagleBarcelona
8thDecember2003HMS GraftonPlymouth Sound
8thDecember2004HMS ArgyllDevonport
8thDecember2005HMS GrimsbyPortsmouth
8thDecember2005HMS IllustriousPortsmouth
8thDecember2005HMS CampbeltownBarcelona

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