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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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 Despite having sight in just one eye, Major Edward Mick Mannock was to become one of the most decorated and celebrated aces of World War 1, bringing down an official 61 enemy aircraft in just eighteen months before himself being brought down in flames by enemy ground fire. He was reluctant to add shared kills to his tally, so his actual total of victories is recorded at 73. His decorations include the VC, DSO and 2 Bars, MC and Bar and he is depicted here diving on enemy aircraft in SE5a D278 of 74 Sqn in April, 1918.

Major Edward Mannock by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Mystery still surrounds just why Manfred von Richthofen risked so much in chasing the novice pilot Wilfred Wop May into Allied-occupied territory on the morning of Sunday, 21st April 1918, but it was to be his last flight, this error of judgement costing him his life. Von Richthofen had broken from the main fight involving Sopwith Camels of 209 Sqn to chase Mays aircraft, but found himself under attack from the Camel of Captain Roy Brown. All three aircraft turned and weaved low along the Somme River, the all red Triplane coming under intense fire from the ground as well as from Browns aircraft. No one knows exactly who fired the crucial bullet, but Manfred von Richthofens aircraft was seen to dive suddenly and impact with the ground. The Red Baron was dead and his amazing run of 80 victories was over. The painting shows Mays aircraft (D3326) in the extreme distance, pursued by DR.1 (425/17) and Browns Camel (B7270) in the foreground.

Captain Roy Brown engages the Red Baron, 21st April 1918 by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 With a final 47 victories to his credit, Robert Alexander Little was one of the highest-scoring British aces of World War 1, beginning his career with the famous No 8 (Naval) Squadron in 1916, flying Sopwith Pup N5182, as shown here. On 21st April 1917, he was attacked and shot down by six aircraft of Jasta Boelke, Little being thrown from the cockpit of his Sopwith Camel on impact with the ground. As the German aircraft swooped in to rake the wreckage with machine gun fire, Little pulled his Webley from its holster and began returning fire before being assisted by British infantry with their Lewis guns. Such was the character of this great pilot who finally met his death whilst attacking Gotha bombers on the night of 27th May 1918.

Captain Robert Little by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 The exploits of the partnership of McKeever and Powell in their 11 Squadron Bristol F.2B made them perhaps the most celebrated of all the Bristol Fighter crews, McKeever himself becoming the highest scoring exponent of this classic type with a closing tally of 31 victories. Powell was to secure a further 19 kills before both were withdrawn from front line service to Home Establishment in January 1918. Whilst on a lone patrol above enemy lines in November 1917, their aircraft (A7288) was attacked by two German two-seaters and seven Albatross scouts, four of which were sent to the ground through a combination of superb airmanship and outstanding gunnery. The remaining German aircraft continued to give chase until the F.2B was down to less than 20ft above the British trenches, at which point the Germans broke off their attack and fled.

Captain Andrew McKeever and 2nd Lieutenant Leslie Powell by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

 The Sopwith Dolphin was a radical departure from previous Sopwith design philosophies, embodying a reverse-stagger on the wings, a water-cooled Hispano-Suiza engine and an unusual, but highly popular positioning of the cockpit which gave the pilot unprecedented views. One exponent of this purposeful looking machine was Canadian Major A D Carter who claimed many of his 31 victories flying the Dolphin. He is shown here sending an Albatross to the ground on 8th May 1918 whilst flying C4017. Carter was himself shot down soon after became a prisoner of war. He was killed in 1919 whilst test flying a Fokker D.VII at Shoreham, Sussex.

Major Albert Carter by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Australian by birth and serving with the New Zealand army in the middle east at the outbreak of World War 1, Arthur Coningham joined the RFC in 1917 and was posted to 32 Squadron, flying DH.2s, as depicted here. It was in such a machine that Coningham scored the first of his 14 victories, sending down a German two seater over Ervillers. He survived the war and was made AOC Desert Air Force in 1941 before taking command of 2nd Tactical Air Force until the Second World War's end whereupon he became Air Marshal and was awarded a knighthood. He died in January 1948.

Major Arthur Coningham by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Standing just five feet two inches tall, Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor had to have his SE5a specially modified to accommodate his small stature, but the diminutive South African was a giant in the air, claiming a total of 54 victories before the end of the war, many of them observation balloons which made him one of the top balloon-busting aces of the RFC. But many aircraft fell to his guns, too, as here when on 21st August 1918 he claimed an Albatros C-Type as victory number 34 whilst flying D6856 of 84 Squadron.

Captain Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 With 39 confirmed victories to his credit, Major John Gilmour is also recognised as the joint highest scoring pilot on the Martinsyde G.100 Elephant, an unusual score given the poor performance of this aircraft in one-on-one combat. He was awarded the DSO, MC and 2 Bars during the course of his flying career and in 1917 was posted to 65 Squadron as Flight Commander flying Sopwith Camels. On 1st July 1918, he downed three Fokker D.VIIs, a Pfalz and an Albatros D.V in the space of just 45 minutes.  In 1918 he was promoted to the rank of major and posted to command 28 Squadron in Italy, staying with the trusty Camel, but he did not add further to his score, although his final un-confirmed total may have been as high as 44. He is depicted here claiming his second kill on 24th September 1916 when he destroyed a Fokker E.1 whilst flying Elephant No 7284.

Major John Gilmour by Ivan Berryman. (PC)


 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)
 A Type VIIC U-Boat slips quietly toward the open sea from her pen at Lorient, France in 1942.

Dawn Departure by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

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 On 8th October 1914, war in the air changed forever with what would become the first successful strategic bombing raid on Germany. As bad weather threatened to frustrate their mission, two little Sopwith Tabloids took off in search of the giant Zeppelin sheds at Cologne and Dusseldorf, one piloted by Squadron Commander D A Spenser Grey and the other by Flight Lieutenant Reggie Marix. Grey was beaten by poor visibility and instead chose to bomb the railway station at Cologne whilst Marix located the primary target and bombed it at once from a height of just 600ft. Almost immediately, the mighty LZ.25 that was housed inside began to burn and then blew up spectacularly, the fireball threatening to engulf Marixs Tabloid. Both Marix and Grey were awarded the Distinguished Service Order for their efforts. The age of aerial bombing had arrived.

Flight Lieutenant R L G Marix by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 HMS Ajax was built as a light cruiser at Barrow and launched in 1935. She saw service initially in the American and West Indies theatre before temporary commission in the Mediterranean. Then followed her never to be forgotten role in the Battle of the River Plate ending in the scuttling of the Graf Spey. She is seen here entering Portsmouth Harbour with the Isle of White in the background.

HMS Ajax by Ivan Berryman.
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 Spearheading the Falklands Task Force as it heads south in 1982, the carrier HMS Hermes is shown in company with two Type 21 frigates, HMS Arrow on the left and HMS Ardent in the near foreground.  In the far distance, HMS Glamorgan glints in the sun as Type 42 HMS Sheffield cuts across behind Hermes.

HMS Hermes by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Having taken terrible punishment from the guns of the allied French and Spanish fleet as she broke through the line, HMS Victory found herself engaged by the French Redoutable, a bitter battle that saw the two ships locked together, pouring shot into one another with terrifying ferocity and which left the British Admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson fatally wounded.  In the background, HMS Neptune is emerging through the gunsmoke and is about to pass the wreck of the French flagship Bucentaure which Victory so spectacularly routed as she passed through the allied line.  HMS Temeraire, which followed Victory through, and which was also to become embroiled on the Redoutables fight, is obscured by the smoke beyond the British flagship.

The Battle of Trafalgar, 1.00pm by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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 Already ravaged by incoming shot from the combined French and Spanish fleets as she approached the enemy line, HMS Victory found herself under intense attack from the French 3rd Rate 74-gun Redoutable.  The two ships became entangled, grappling irons went across and the most terrible artillery battle commenced.  Admiral Lord Nelson was fatally wounded by a shot from the Redoutables mizzen top before it was brought crashing down.  Now the British three-decker, the 98-gun Temeraire appeared outboard of the Redoutable and began pouring further shot into her, the little French ship dwarfed by two mighty British vessels.  But still she fought on, refusing to strike her colours.  Of all the ships at Trafalgar, Redoutable sustained the highest casualties with 478 killed and 81 wounded.  Depicted from left to right are HMS Temeraire, Redoutable and HMS Victory.

The Brave Redoutable by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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Nelsons Flagship Vanguard is seen departing St Helens Anchorage heading a convoy of merchantmen en route to Lisbon and the Mediterranean on 8th April 1798.  This voyage would culminate in the Battle of the Nile where the British fleet routed that of the French at Aboukir Bay on the evening of 1st August that same year.

HMS Vanguard by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Undoubtedly one of the truly great Aces of the First World War, William Billy Bishop became celebrated for his technique of actively seeking out the enemy and bringing the fight to him, rather than the more usual practice of patrolling in search of enemy activity. An example of this was his single-handed attack on a German airfield in June 1917 when he destroyed not only a number of aircraft on the ground, but then successfully despatched another seven Albatross scouts that took off to engage him. For this action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross in August 1917 and his final tally when the war ended was 72 confirmed victories. He is depicted here in his Nieuport Scout B1566 in combat with a Pfalz D.III.

Captain William Billy Bishop by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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Adelaide, Australia, the final race of the 1993 Formula 1 season.  Ayrton Senna was tragically killed at Imola, Italy, in May the following year.

Sennas Final Victory by Ivan Berryman.
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Wing Commander Peter Parrott DFC AFC (deceased)

Born 28th of June 1920, Peter Parrott joined the RAF in 1938, completing his fighter pilot training before joining No.607 Sqn in early 1940. On the 10th of May 1940, he destroyed two He111s and damaged a further two, sharing in another the next day. He was then posted to No.145 Sqn, damaging a Bf110 on May the 22nd and an He111 four days later, an action which saw his aircraft sufficiently damaged to force him to crash land in Kent. During the Battle of Britain, Peter Parrott destroyed a Me109, Ju87, Ju88 and damaged an He111, before being posted to No.605 Sqn in September. After baling out of his damaged Hurricane in December 1940 and remaining with 605 Sqn until summer 1941, he became an instructor. From July 1943 he joined a number of Squadrons in Italy, returning to Britain after the war to become a test pilot. He died 27th August 2003.

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On this day in Royal Navy history....

28 October

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28thOctober1882HMS LeanderLaunched
28thOctober1890HMS ImmortaliteCapt. Sir William Wiseman
28thOctober1890HMS ImmortaliteSailed Sheerness for Chatham for refit
28thOctober1909HMS GloryLaunched
28thOctober1909HMS IndefatigablePennant Number 10
28thOctober1909HMS IndefatigableLaunched
28thOctober1915HMS ArgyllWrecked
28thOctober1919HMS L15Arrived Bombay
28thOctober1921HMS DunedinArrived Gibraltar
28thOctober1921HMS CalypsoSailed Gibraltar for Malta
28thOctober1921HMS HawkinsSailed Wei Hai Wei for Wusung
28thOctober1928HMS EffinghamSailed Bombay
28thOctober1928HMS BarhamSailed Spezzia
28thOctober1930HMS DaffodilArrived Takoradi
28thOctober1932HMS DefenderCommissioned
28thOctober1932HMS DauntlessArrived Rio de Janeiro
28thOctober1932HMS HawkinsSailed Port Said
28thOctober1934HMS DauntlessSailed Famagusta
28thOctober1934HMS EmeraldArrived Trincomalee
28thOctober1934HMS BeagleArrived Malta
28thOctober1936HMS HermesSailed Shanghai
28thOctober1936HMS DanaeArrived Singapore
28thOctober1936HMS GloriousSailed Suda Bay
28thOctober1936HMS GloriousSailed Suda Bay for Malta
28thOctober1936HMS GloriousSailed Suda Bay for Malta
28thOctober1936HMS ApolloCommenced refit at Bermuda
28thOctober1936HMS HebeLaunched
28thOctober1936HMS DorsetshireArrived Shanghai
28thOctober1939HMS Ark RoyalSailed Freetown on patrol
28thOctober1939HMS CachalotSailed Portsmouth on patrol
28thOctober1939HMS BedouinSearched for submarine northwest of the Orkneys
28thOctober1939HMS FoxhoundArrived on the Clyde
28thOctober1939HMS EskimoSearched for submarine northwest of the Orkneys
28thOctober1939HMS DanaeArrived Simonstown, escorting troopship Athlone Castle from St Helena
28thOctober1939HMS DauntlessSailed Colombo for Singapore
28thOctober1939HMS DelhiArrived Sullom Voe
28thOctober1939HMS DurbanSailed Colombo for Singapore
28thOctober1939HMS GloriousIn the Indian Ocean
28thOctober1939HMS AntelopeDetached from Convoy OA.25
28thOctober1939HMS ExpressArrived Bristol Channel with Convoy BC.11
28thOctober1939HMS FearlessArrived on the Clyde
28thOctober1939HMS FiredrakeArrived on the Clyde
28thOctober1939HMS ForesterArrived in the Clyde for repairs
28thOctober1939HMS ForesterArrived on the Clyde
28thOctober1939HMS ForesightArrived on the Clyde
28thOctober1939HMS ExmouthAttempted to intercept a reported submarine in the Western Approaches
28thOctober1939HMS GallantJoined Convoy HG.3
28thOctober1939HMS GraftonJoined Convoy HG.3
28thOctober1939HMS GreyhoundAttempted to intercept a reported submarine in the Western Approaches
28thOctober1939HMS JunoArrived Southend
28thOctober1939HMS L26Sailed Rosyth on patrol
28thOctober1939HMS GrimsbySailed Methil escorting Convoy FS.28
28thOctober1939HMS FuriousArrived on the Clyde
28thOctober1939HMS BirminghamSailed Singapore for patrol in the Sunda Strait
28thOctober1939HMS GalateaSailed Malta
28thOctober1939HMS DorsetshireArrived Colombo
28thOctober1943HMS BarfleurLaid Down
28thOctober1943HMS HarrierCompleted Operation FR
28thOctober1943HMS LondonCompleted Operation FR
28thOctober1955HMS Loch AlvieArrived Bahrein
28thOctober1955HMS Loch KillisportSailed Seychelles
28thOctober1955HMS BirminghamSelf maintenance period at Malta
28thOctober1975HMS ChurchillCommissioned
28thOctober1977HMS Ark RoyalCompleted "Exercise Safari"
28thOctober2002HMS Ark RoyalBarcelona
28thOctober2002HMS ChathamDevonport
28thOctober2005HMS ChathamDevonport
28thOctober2006HMS Ark RoyalPortsmouth
28thOctober2007HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound
28thOctober2008HMS ArgyllPlymouth Sound

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