August Reflections, by Arthur Benjamins.
This splendid rendering of Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird K4 is the latest masterpiece from well-known artist Arthur Benjamins. Entitled ‘August Reflections’, it captures Campbell’s 141.74mph water speed record set on a flat Coniston Water on August 19 1939, just before the outbreak of World War Two. Blue Bird Publications is producing 500 prints. 350 unsigned copies will sell for £10.95. 135 have been signed and numbered by the artist and will sell at £29.95, while Sir Malcolm’s daughter Jean Wales has co-signed 15 which will retail at £49.95. Post and packaging for all three versions is £1.50. You can contact Benjamins at Blue Bird Publications, 3 Treebourne Road, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent TN16 3QW, 0959 574414.
If you’re interested in seeing more of his unsurpassed land and water speed record paintings, not to mention his motor racing work, he’s taking a stand at the forthcoming Earl’s Court Boat Show.
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