Tribute to a Legend Limited Edition Sam Lyons Print

Lyons StudioSKU: 23002-SN

Version: Signed/Numbered
Sale price$145.00 USD
In stock


Even an untrained eye will instantly see that there's just something special about Sam Lyons' 17½" x 26" illustration Tribute to a Legend. At its center, the one-of-a-kind drawing depicts a dazzling yellow & red 1938 Stinson Reliant SR-10J looking like well more than a million bucks. While its dynamic paint scheme is sure to turn heads, fans of the old radial-engined taildragger will value the artist's meticulous dedication to presenting the plane as aerodynamically accurate as the genuine article. There's also a bit of history in this image. The featured Stinson, which sports Shell Oil Company's trademark livery, was used by the organization's aviation department and piloted by famed WWII hero General James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle, who served as the company's aviation manager. Observers will also savor the realism of the background imagery, particularly the natural appearance of the partly cloudy sky and the degree of detail in the airport's buildings. In fact, many viewers will agree that studying this picture is a lot like stepping back in time.

This item is available as both an Artist Proof (limited to 30) and a signed & numbered Limited Edition print (limited to 300). Both versions are printed on acid-free paper, utilize first-rate permanent inks, and include a Certificate of Authenticity. Also offered as a Gallery Edition Canvas Giclee with frame (limited to 20). A captivating accolade to a pair of storied aviation titans that, like its subjects, is legendary on so many levels.

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