Few aircraft have seen as many iterations as the Avro Anson. Originally designed as a fast, civilian airliner, it ended being used in dozens of different roles and configurations in military service, primarily in trainer and patrol/recon roles. One such trainer example is portrayed here in a work by Koike that emphasizes the plane's relatively unique lines against a nearly clear sky, which is actually a rare thing in a Koike painting! Over 11,000 Ansons were built and they served with distinction in various roles for nearly three decades, starting in the mid 1930s. Koike loves to pay tribute to the unsung heroes of aviation, such as the Anson, with beautiful renditions like this tasteful composition.
This print is reproduced on heavy art board and sized identically to the original, measuring 400mm x 315mm (15.75 x 12.4 inches). It's offset-printed, and the color reproduction has been approved by Koike himself. The art board measures 625mm x 453mm (24.6 x 17.8 inches), leaving white borders around the image to give you the freedom to have it framed as you please. The prints are packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy shipping box designed to prevent any bending while on their way to you (for this reason, they cannot be combined with other types of items for shipping, they will be shipped separately, even if ordered with other items).