For the centenary of the Royal Air Force Houghton has been tracking down and sketching the remaining airmen who flew in Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters during WWII (click here for short video). He will create a group picture of the four surviving fighter pilots who flew on the Battle of Britain entitled ‘The Last of the Few’, and a group picture of the seven remaining bomber airmen entitled ‘The Last of the Many’, which will both be silent auctioned this summer, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these works going towards the RAF Air Cadets. These portraits, accompanied by further historic aviation works, will tour various galleries, the first being the Osborne Studio Gallery, Motcomb Street, London, from the 14th May 2018.
‘The Last of the Few’
Original Drawing by Jeremy Houghton (2018)
76 x 105cm
At the request of ‘The Last of the Few’ (Elkington, Wellum, Neil and Farnes), this group portrait was drawn simply with pencil, ‘to keep it simple, with no unnecessary frills or decoration’. This unique picture is being auctioned in aid of the RAF Air Cadets through the Coachmaker’s Charitable Trust. If you would like to place a silent bid please fill in your details below.
The current highest bid is £25,000. The auction will close on the 15th July.