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Welcome to the dedicated website for Military and Aviation art prints by David Pentland. Original military paintings by David Pentland are available from Cranston Fine Arts.

 

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 Lancaster of 617 Sqn refueling at Scampton, May 1943, in preparation for Operation Chastise.

Topping Up by David Pentland. (P)
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 Borisov, Russia, 2nd July 1941.  The battle for Minsk lasted 12 days, when it ended 300,000 soviet troops had been taken prisoner.  In the air fierce battles were fought to smash an escape route to the citys defenders.  It was during this chaos that Gerd Barkhorn scored his first victory against a Soviet DB-3 bomber. He had flown 120 missions throughout the Battle of Britain, and only succeeded in being shot down himself.  It was only in Russia that his career really took off.  By the end of the war he was credited with 301 victories in 1104 missions.

Above the Cauldron by David Pentland. (P)
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 Portland, England, 30th September 1940.  Already an accomplished Spitfire ace with at least 10 confirmed kills, Bob Doe had just transferred from 234 squadron to 238 Hurricane squadron when he intercepted and brought down a  Heinkel He111P-2 from I/KG55 <i>Griffin</i> Geschwader.

Doe's Griffin by David Pentland. (P)
- 355.00
 Flt Lt Alex Thom DFC of No. 87 Sqn strafes an enemy convoy in Hurricane LK-A during his second mission of the day to Dieppe on 19th August 1942.

Strafing Run by David Pentland. (P)
- 310.00
 Gazelle of Army Air Corps 661 Squadron on a reconnaissance mission for British 7th Armoured Division during Operation Desert Storm.

Desert Gazelle by David Pentland. (P)
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 Schneider CA1 Tanks of the French tenth army spearhead the successful counter offensive against the German army on the river Marne. Overhead a tenacious Junkers JI artillery spotter dogs their tracks. The Second Battle of the Marne, though not an overwhelming victory, spelt the end of German successes on the Western front, and a turning point for the allies.

Tanks on the Marne - France, 18th July 1918 by David Pentland. (P)
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 South of Alexandria, Egypt, 7th August 1942.  When a pair of Me109Fs from JG27 unexpectedly encountered a lumbering Bristol Bombay and downed it, they were unaware of the full significance of their action.  It was only on their return to base that Emil Clade and Bernd Schneider heard that Lt. General <i>Strafer</i> Gott the formidable new commander of the 8th Army had perished on the fallen transport.  His death opened the way for his replacement, General Montgomery.

Hand of Fate by David Pentland. (P)
- 310.00
 Avro Lancaster AJ-P of Flt. Lt. Martin 617 Squadron releases the bomb that successfully breaches the Mohne dam. In the foreground the electrical substation is burning from a previous attack by Flt.Lt. Hopgood.

GONER 58A - Mohne Dam, Germany, 17th May 1943 by David Pentland. (P)
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 The image shows Lancaster AJ-M attacking the Mohne dam.  Alongside is the portrait of AJ-M pilot Flt Lt J V Hopgood.  The second aircraft to attack the target, the aircraft was hit by flak, and its bomb bounced over the dam.  Caught in the blast from its own bomb, the aircraft crashed soon after passing over the dam, with just two of the crew surviving.<br><br><b>Crew of <i>M for Mother</i> :</b><br><br>Pilot : Flt Lt J V Hopgood<br>Flight Engineer : Sgt C Brennan<br>Navigator : Flg Off K Earnshaw<br>Wireless Operator : Sgt J W Minchin<br>Bomb Aimer : Sgt J W Fraser <i>(survived)</i><br>Front Gunner : Plt Off G H F G Gregory<br>Rear Gunner : Plt Off A F Burcher <i>(survived)</i>.

Tribute to the 617 Sqn Dambusters Crew of Lancaster AJ-M by David Pentland. (P)
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Albert Kerscher

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Gunther Rall

Hugo Broch

NEW DAVID PENTLAND TANK ART BOOK 

 

Century of Tanks 1916 -2016 is now available!

The book with the 6 postcards.

2016 marks the first centenary of the Tank and to commemorate this anniversary renowned military artist David Pentland has drawn from his vast archives of paintings and drawings to illustrate the evolution of this powerful and deadly weapon in combat over the last hundred years. For the purposes of this book the definition of a tank has been limited to that of a fully tracked armoured vehicle, which usually carries a turret armed with a main gun. Omitted therefore, are assault guns, self-propelled anti-tank and artillery vehicles which may be returned to in a future volume. 

This 112-page limited edition hardback book is approximately 11 inches x 8.5 inches in size and comprises around 50 of David's tank artworks, with some brand new pieces included.  Each book is signed by David Pentland.

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One of Europe's Leading Military and Aviation Artists, David Pentland has produced a wealth of paintings for Cranston Fine arts, who are proud to have David as one of their leading artists.  As you browse his wonderful work you may be interested to know that many of the paintings are still available, and to a collector his work would certainly be a valuable addition.  David's paintings have gone up in value over the past 2 years, and have seen a growth in value of nearly 100%.

 

 

 

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LATEST DAVID PENTLAND RELEASES

 Ardennes, Belgium 10th May 1940. Belgian infantry manning a Hochkiss machine gun await the advancing German army. The Hochkiss M1914 although outdated by 1940 was still a heavy and rock-steady combination of gun and tripod, the world's first efficient air-cooled machine gun, known for its reliability and accuracy.

Defending the Homeland by David Pentland.
 France, 23rd May 1940. The advance guard of Pz38t tanks, 1st Panzer Division enter the little village of Hames-Boucres, on the road to Calais.

The Road to Calais by David Pentland.
 Northern France, 1st June 1940. Beleaguered troops of the BEF, fight a delaying action against the German encirclement of the doomed town.

Rearguard at Dunkirk by David Pentland.
 Northern France, 22nd May 1940. Sdkfz 222 light armoured cars of the SS Leibstandarte Regiment drive along French lanes on a reconnaissance patrol for the forces of General Heinz Guderian on their advance towards the French coast.

Wittmann on Patrol by David Pentland.

 May 1940. At the forefront of the German panzer divisions and leading the advances into France were the Kradschutzen Truppen or motorcycle troops. Although mainly acting in the reconnaissance role they also had the firepower to hold objectives until reinforced.

Motorcycle Attack by David Pentland.
 May 1940. Designed by Renault to replace the ageing FT-17 in the light infantry tank support role, as such it was relatively heavily armoured and was armed with a low velocity 37mm gun. Like all French tanks of this time it used a single man turret, which put the commander/gunner under considerable pressure in combat. The R.35 entered service with the French army in 1935, and in 1940 it was upgraded to the R-40. In all 900 Renault tanks were in service when the Germans invaded.

De Gaulle's Defenders by David Pentland.
 France, 15th-17th May 1940. The French offensive at Stonne was of vital importance following the German capture of Sedan. The French could use it as a base from which to launch long-term attacks on the enemy bridgeheads. In this innocuous town, a vicious two-day battle took place in which the Germans came face to face with the premier French tank, the Char B-Bis for the only time. One of these tanks, commanded by Pierre Billotte, proved invulnerable to German anti-tank fire and took 140 hits, and knocked out 13 German tanks. The town changed hands 17 times but ultimately the French failed to hold it.

Char B at Stonne by David Pentland.
DP0261. Last Stand at Calais by David Pentland. France, 23rd May 1940. British Cruiser Mark IA CS (A9) tanks and Bren Carriers of A squadron, 3RTR, 1st Armoured Division, line the road south of Calais, prior to being sent south to secure the bridges on the St. Omer canal. The British column of tanks failed to reach its objective, encountering the advance guard of 1st Panzer Division near the little village of Hames-Boucres, and after an inconclusive afternoon battle fell back towards Calais in the early evening.

Last Stand at Calais by David Pentland.

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 Grumman panther F9F / 5s of Marine Squadron VM311 flown by Boston Redsox Baseball star Ted Williams and future Astronaut John Glenn take off from K3 Airbase Pohang, on a ground support mission.

Panther Pack, Korea, March 1953 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 Oberscharfuhrer Ernst Barkmann in Panther 401 accidentally found himself as the spearhead of the 2nd SS Panzer Divisions night assault on the crossroads at Manhay.  Initially mistaking a lone Sherman of US 7th Armoured Division as that of his own commander, he pulled alongside the enemy tank, and only realised his mistake when he noticed its unusual red interior lights.  In a brief close quarter fight he managed to destroy the M4 with the Panthers anti-personnel mortar (Panzergranate)  He then proceeded along the moonlit forest roads past a succession of surprised American units to Manhay and on towards Liege, having left several destroyed vehicles in his wake.  His appearance caused havoc in the US defences, culminating in a rout.

Night Drive to Manhay, Barkmann in the Ardennes, 24th December 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Ernst Barkmanns (Das Reich, 2nd SS Panzer Division) famous day long solo engagement against an American Armoured breakthrough towards St. Lo, Normandy, 26th July 1944.

Barkmanns Corner by David Pentland. (C)
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 Germany Infantry assault troops and PzIV tank of the 24th Panzer Division are counterattacked by Soviet riflemen of General Chuikovs 62nd Army as they push towards the Red October factory works.

Battle on the Volga, Stalingrad, Southern Russia, 30th September 1942 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Falaise, 12th - 21st August 1944.  British 5.5 inch guns of the Royal Artillery in action during the final Normandy battles to close the Falaise Pocket.

Heavy Artillery by David Pentland. (P)
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 Centurion Mk 5/1 of C squadron 1st Armoured Regiment, Royal Australian Armoured Corps, scrub bashing during Operation Overlord. This proved to be one of the most successful of tank/ infantry co-operations when the tanks of C Squadron gave decisive fire support to infantry of 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment and APCs of 3rd Cavalry Regiment against a strongly entrenched NVA battalion north of the province.

Diggers in Nam, Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam, 5th - 7th June 1971 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 Joint exercise between a RNLI Lifeboat and a Royal Air Force Westland Wessex from 72 Squadron off the coast of Northern Ireland.

Joint Rescue by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Gloster Gladiators flown by Flt. Lt. M.T. Pattle and Flying Officer Johnny Lancaster surprise a flight of Breda 65s from 59A Squadriglia over Bit Taob El Essem, North Africa. Pattle went on to be top Commonwealth Air Ace of all time.

Pattles First Victory, 4th August 1940 by David Pentland. (GS)
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Napoleon with his general staff salutes a regiment of Cuirassiers who charge by during the Battle of Friedland.
Friedland, 1807 by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier.
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FAR787.  Evening Wanderer by Julie Askew.
Evening Wanderer by Julie Askew
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VAR636. 6th Inniskilling Dragoon by Chris Collingwood.
6th Inniskilling Dragoon by Chris Collingwood.
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Showing the 1st Foot Guards and The Coldstream Guards struggling to close the gates at Hougoumont Farm against the Heavy French forces at the Height of the the battle of waterloo. During the Battle of waterloo the 1st Foot Guards and the Coldstream Guards losses were as follows. 1st Foot Guards, 125 Killed, 352 Wounded, and the Coldstream Guards losses, were 97 killed and 446 wounded and four missing.

Hougoumont by Robert Gibb. (B)
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 Limited edition of 200 giclee canvas prints.  Size 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 51cm)
Near Dorking, Surrey by Charles Collins (GS)
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 Seen from the Royal Festival Hall the Oxo Tower stands on the South Bank. On the north side can be seen St Pauls Cathedral, which was finished in 1710. Also Sion College and HMS President. Pleasure craft and working boats continuously make their way up and down the Thames which is tidal. In front of the Oxo Tower during the summer weekends , when the tide is out, hundreds of people gather to picnic or kick a ball around.

The Thames Looking Towards St Pauls by Graeme Lothian. (GS)
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 Captain Montague Lind, leading a Squadron of the 1st Life Guards against the 12th regiment of Cuirassiers during the battle of waterloo, Hougoumont Farm can be seen in the distance.

Charge of the Life Guards by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Cannon to right of them,<br>Cannon to left of them,<br>Cannon in front of them,<br>Volleyd and thunderd,<br>Stormd at with shot and shell, <br>Boldly they rode and well<br>Into the jaws of death,<br>into the mouth of hell<br>rode the six hundred. <br>The following is part of a letter from an officer of the Light Brigade who was camped near Balaclava on October 27th: ...there was no hesitation: down our fellows went at a gallop, through a fire in front and on both flanks, which emptied our saddles and knocked over our horses by scores. I do not think that one man flinched in the whole brigade, though every one allows that so hot a fire was hardly ever seen.

Stormd at with Shot and Shell, 17th Light Dragoons (Lancers) Oct 25 1854 at Balaclava by Chris Collingwood. (GS)
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Group Captain Leonard Trent VC DFC ADC

Leonard Trent was in the war from the start, and at a time when aircrew losses were appalling. In May 1943, before Trent took off for the Amsterdam power station raid, he said - Im going over the target whatever happens - Of the twelve Ventura aircraft that set out against murderous fighter attacks and heavy flak, only Trent made it to the target - he was as good as his word. Trent was shot down on the return home, but his VC ranks amongst the most courageous of all.

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Pilot Signed P51 Mustang Art Prints by Gerald Coulson and David Pentland.
Top Cover by Gerald Coulson.

Top Cover by Gerald Coulson.
Dove of Peace by David Pentland. (D)

Dove of Peace by David Pentland. (D)
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US Airborne Paratrooper Prints by Robert Taylor and David Pentland.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor. (AP)
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor. (AP)
Holding the Line by David Pentland.

Holding the Line by David Pentland.
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D-Day Airborne Assault Prints by David Pentland and Robert Taylor.
A Foothold in France by David Pentland.

A Foothold in France by David Pentland.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor.
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Flying Fortress Aviation Art by Nicolas Trudgian and David Pentland.
Rocket Attack by Nicolas Trudgian.

Rocket Attack by Nicolas Trudgian.
Deadly Pass by David Pentland.

Deadly Pass by David Pentland.
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82nd Airborne Paratrooper Military Prints by David Pentland.
Here Come the Cavalry by David Pentland.

Here Come the Cavalry by David Pentland.
Chuting Up by David Pentland.

Chuting Up by David Pentland.
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US Airborne Forces in Normandy Prints by Richard Taylor and David Pentland.
Liberation - Sainte Mere Eglise by Richard Taylor. (AP)
Liberation - Sainte Mere Eglise by Richard Taylor. (AP)
First to Fight by David Pentland. (AP)

First to Fight by David Pentland. (AP)
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B-25 Mitchell Aviation Art Prints by Anthony Saunders and David Pentland.
Battle of the Brenner by Anthony Saunders.

Battle of the Brenner by Anthony Saunders.
Doolittle Raider, Tokyo, April 18th 1942 by David Pentland.

Doolittle Raider, Tokyo, April 18th 1942 by David Pentland.
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David Pentland

David Pentland

One of Europe's Leading Military and Aviation Artists, David Pentland has produced a wealth of Paintings for Cranston Fine arts, who are proud to have David as one of their leading Artists. As you browse down his wonderful work you may be interested to know that many of the Paintings are still available, and to a collector his work would certainly be a valuable addition. David's Paintings have gone up in value over the past 2 years, and have seen a growth in value of nearly 100%.

 

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