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Cranston Fine Arts are proud to be the publisher of Ivan Berryman's naval and aviation art paintings. Over the last 20 years, Ivan Berryman has become one of the leading aviation artists in the United Kingdom. He is widely acclaimed and collected throughout the world, his attention to detail is unsurpassed. His portrayals of aviation and naval life has ensured his work hangs in galleries and private collections around the world. Cranston Fine Arts can arrange private commissions : please contact David Higgins at Cranston Fine Arts, via the contact details at the bottom of the page. 



Ivan Berryman's comprehensive series of aviation art prints and paintings of 617 Squadron's epic mission to destroy the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams on the Ruhr, a mission that has gone done in history in film and art.  The heroic Dambuster crews have been commemorated in this series produced over the past three years consisting of over 30 paintings which have now been produced in fine art aviation prints and canvas prints.  Many of the tragic losses of these heroic crew members have been recaptured for the first time. Part of this series have been produced with very limited editions, some as low as 30 prints making them very sought after and collectable.


Over the past 8 years Ivan Berryman has produced a series of World War One aviation paintings depicting many of the top aces from all countries and the aircraft they flew.  The series totals 100 paintings and art prints making it one of the major collections in its field. Less than 6 paintings now remain available and some of the editions are running low.  Many special offers only available on this site.
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Battle of Trafalgar Maritime Art Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
The Battle of Trafalgar by Robert Taylor.

The Battle of Trafalgar - The First Engagement by Ivan Berryman.
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Saunders Roe Jet Aircraft Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman.

Saro SR.A1 Over the Needles by Ivan Berryman. (APB)

Saro Sr.53 by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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US Fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
The Calm Before the Storm by Robert Taylor.

The Raid on Pearl Harbor, 7th December 1941 by Ivan Berryman
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P-38 Lighting Aviation Art Prints by Ivan Berryman and Nicolas Trudgian.

Lt William J Dixie Sloan by Ivan Berryman.
Pacific Glory by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Gunther Rall Signed Battle of Britain Aviation Art by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Dawn Eagles Rising by Robert Taylor.

Adolf Galland / Messerschmitt Bf109 E-4 by Ivan Berryman (B)
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 Born of Croatian parents in Sarajevo in 1893, Friedrich Navratil served under the Austro Hungarian flag throughout his considerable military career, becoming an outstanding pilot with Flik 3J on the Italian Front. He is depicted here chasing down a Hanriot of 72A Squadriglia da Caccia over Val del Concei in August 1918 to claim his third of ten victories. Navratil's distictive Albatross D.III (Oef) 253.06 was easily identifiable by his personalised 'Pierced Heart' emblem and is unusual in sporting the then new Balkenkeuz cross, untypical of Austro-Hungarian aircraft in WW1.

Oblt Friedrich Navratil by Ivan Berryman.
 Spitfire P9433 DW-E of  No.610 flown by P/O Pegge, in which he shot down two Bf.109Es on 12th August 1940.

Tribute to Pilot Officer Pegge of No.610 Squadron by Ivan Berryman.
 The Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 54 Erich Rudorffer is depicted in Fw190A-6 'Black Double Chevron' over the misty forests of Finland in June 1944. Credited with 222 aerial victories, he survived being shot down no less than sixteen times and survived the war until eventually passing away in 2016 aged 98.

Erich Rudorffer by Ivan Berryman.
 F/Lt Warner was shot down in combat with Bf 109s on 16th August 1940 at 17:15hrs off Dungeness.  He was flying Spitfire DW-Z (R6802).

Tribute to Flight Lieutenant Warner of No.610 Sqn by Ivan Berryman. (P)

 Spitfire DW-U (W3455) of 610 Squadron escorting Blenheims to Le Trait on 21st August 1941.  This aircraft was shot down by enemy fighters on this mission.

Escorting Blenheims to Le Trait - Spitfire W3455 of No.610 Squadron by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 During the Falklands conflict in 1982, the tiny mid-Atlantic volcanic island of Ascension became the starting point for the <i>Black Buck</i> missions - a relay of tanker aircraft refueling two Vulcan bombers to attack Argentine positions and damage the runway at Port Stanley to prevent the use of fast jets.  At the time these were the longest range bombing missions in history.

Ascension Departure by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 During the Falklands conflict in 1982, the tiny mid-Atlantic volcanic island of Ascension became the starting point for the <i>Black Buck</i> missions - a relay of tanker aircraft refueling two Vulcan bombers to attack Argentine positions and damage the runway at Port Stanley to prevent the use of fast jets.  At the time these were the longest range bombing missions in history.

Vulcan at Ascension, 1982 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 With 275 victories credited, Gunther Rall is the third highest scoring Ace in history  He was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Gunther Rall by Ivan Berryman. (P)


 The mainstay of the Royal Navy's Coastal Forces fleet from 1941, the 72-foot Vosper MTBs were among the fastest and most successful ever built. With their three Packard 1400hp engines and bigger fuel tanks, these boats could reach speeds of up to 39 knots with a maximum range of 400 miles. Armament varied from boat to boat, but those depicted are fitted with the standard 21-inch torpedo tubes and a twin .5 inch MkV Vickers machine gun mounting. Crew was typically two officers and eleven ratings.

On the Step by Ivan Berryman.
 In January 1941, the young Mario Arillo was appointed the rank of Lieutenant Commander, placed in charge of the Regia Marina's submarine <i>Ambra</i> and was dispatched to the Mediterranean to help disrupt supplies to the Allied forces.  In May of that same year, Arillo attacked the British Dido Class Cruiser <i>HMS Bonaventure</i>, and Destroyers <i>HMS Hereward</i> and <i>HMS Stuart</i>, south of Crete, en route from Alexandria, the cruiser <i>Bonaventure</i> being sunk with great loss of life.  The <i>Ambra</i> is depicted here in a calmer moment, two of her crew scanning the horizon for 'business'.

Hunter's Dusk by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Under the command of Gianfranco Gazzana-Priaroggia, the Regia Marina submarine Leonardo da Vinci was to become the most successful non-German submarine of World War Two.  On 21st April 1943, she encountered the liberty ship SS John Drayton which was returning, unladen, to Capetown from Bahrain and put two torpedoes into her before surfacing to finish her off with shells.  The deadly reign of terror wrought by the combination of Gazzana-Priaroggia and his submarine came to an end just one month later when the Leonardo da Vinci was sunk by HMS Active and HMS Ness off Cape Finistere.

Scourge of the Deep - Leonardo da Vinci by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Sitting menacingly at a depth of 15 metres below the surface, just 2 km outside the heavily defended harbour of Alexandria, the Italian submarine Scire is shown releasing her three manned torpedoes, or <i>Maiali</i>, at the outset of their daring raid in which the British battleships HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Valiant and a tanker, were severely damaged on 3rd December 1941.  All six crew members of the three <i>Maiali</i> survived the mission, but all were captured and taken prisoner.  Luigi Durand de la Penne and Emilio Bianchi can be seen moving away aboard 221, whilst Vincenzo Martellotta and Mario Marino (222) carry out systems checks.  Antonio Marceglia and Spartaco Schergat, on 223, are heading away at the top of the picture.

Assault from the Deep by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

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A pair of Spitfires on patrol over the southern counties during the Battle of Britain.

Peaceful Interlude (Spitfires) by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 Built at Toulon in 1803, Bucentaure was the flagship of Admiral Villeneuve at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805 and the first to be almost completely disabled by a massive broadside from HMS Victory as Nelson broke through the enemy line.  Bucentaure was taken as a prize by the British fleet, but was lost in the great storm that followed the battle.

Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Sunset over Aboukir Bay on 1st August 1798 as ships of the Royal Navy, led by Nelson, conduct their ruthless destruction of the anchored French fleet. Ships shown from left to right. HMS Orion, Spartiate, Aquilon, Peuple Souvrain, HMS Defence, HMS Minotaur and HMS Swiftsure.

Battle of the Nile by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 As the invading forces took hold in Italy, many Italian pilots transferred their allegiance to the Aeronautica Co-Beligerante, among them Maggiore Teresio Martinoli who was to become Italy's highest scoring ace with 22 victories, before being tragically killed in a training accident.  He is depicted here claiming a Ju.52 in the skies of Yugoslavia whilst flying the exceptional Macchi MC.205 Veltro.

Victory near Podgorica by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Tucked in tight en route to Copenhagen, a wave of Mosquito FB VIs of 21 Sqn and their Mustang Mk.III escorts of 126 Sqn (including top Ace Agorastos John Plagis - 16 victories, on his last mission of the war)  approach the Jutland Peninsula after a bumpy crossing of the North Sea on the morning of 21st March 1945.  The Mosquitoes went on to carry out one of the most daring and successful raids of the Second World War on the German Gestapo headquarters in the centre of Copenhagen, inflicting irreparable damage to the Shellhus and killing more than 150 Gestapo personnel.

Shell House Raiders by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Ships of the South Atlantic Task Force gather in San Carlos water during the Falklands Campaign of 1982. LCMs from HMS Fearless (L10) manoeuvre around their mother ship, with the logistic Ship RFA Sir Galahad (L3005) and the frigate HMS Argonaut (F56) in close attendance.

HMS Fearless by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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Pride of the Royal Navy, the mighty Hood rolls majestically in the north Atlantic swell as HMS Prince of Wales holds station off her starboard bow.

HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Under the watchful eye of his more experienced tutor a trainee pilot gets his first taste of the Spitfire Mk.IIa, airborne from Tangmere early in 1941. the nearest aircraft is P7856 (YT-C) which enjoyed a long career, surviving until 1945.

The Fledgling by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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Lt Col Bob Curtis

Bob Curtis arrived in North Africa in 1943, moving to Sicily soon after, flying Spitfires with the 52nd Fighter Group. He scored his first air victory over an Me109 flying his Spitfire, and later survived a bail out when his fighter was badly damaged after a building he strafed exploded beneath him. Moving across to the 15th Air Force, the 52nd Fighter Group re-equipped with the P-51 and Bob Curtis became a Squadron Commander. He added 13 more to his score flying the P-51, ending his war with 14 victories.

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On this day in Royal Navy history....

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24thMarch1890HMS CordeliaCapt. T. Grenfell in Command
24thMarch1890HMS CordeliaSailed Hong Kong for POrt Darwin
24thMarch1892HMS BellerophonSailed Bermuda for England
24thMarch1899HMS CuracoaSailed Plymouth for Falmouth and other places along the Cornish Coast on recruiting Services
24thMarch1913HMAS AustraliaArrived Greenock
24thMarch1916HMS G12Launched
24thMarch1916HMS AuroraAurora Part force that covered the seaplane raid on the Zeppelin base at Hoyer
24thMarch1917HMS CeresLaunched
24thMarch1919HMS ArrogantSailed Dover
24thMarch1923HMS LowestoftArrived Sekoudl
24thMarch1932HMS BerwickSailed Colombo
24thMarch1933HMS DurbanArrived Antofagasta
24thMarch1933HMS, HMNZS LeanderCompleted
24thMarch1934HMS BryonySailed Gibraltar for Cannes
24thMarch1934HMS CyclopsSailed Gibraltar for Bormes Roads
24thMarch1934HMS AcastaSailed Gibraltar
24thMarch1934HMS DurbanArrived Gibraltar
24thMarch1934HMS DecoySailed Gibraltar
24thMarch1934HMS DiamondSailed Gibraltar
24thMarch1934HMS KeppelSailed Hong Kong
24thMarch1934HMS L22Arrived Dartmouth
24thMarch1934HMS L52Arrived Dartmouth
24thMarch1934HMS LupinArrived Henjam
24thMarch1935HMS AlectoSailed Dartmouth
24thMarch1935HMS L54Sailed Dartmouth
24thMarch1935HMS L56Sailed Dartmouth
24thMarch1935HMS L56Arrived Portsmouth
24thMarch1935HMS L69Sailed Dartmouth
24thMarch1935HMS L71Sailed Dartmouth
24thMarch1935HMS LupinArrived Bahrein
24thMarch1936HMS FleetwoodPennant L47
24thMarch1936HMS FleetwoodLaunched
24thMarch1936HMS L69Arrived Plymouth
24thMarch1936HMS L53Arrived Plymouth
24thMarch1936HMS KeithCapt. D.W. Boyd Assumed Command
24thMarch1937HMS AcheronArrived Portsmouth
24thMarch1937HMS AcastaArrived Gibraltar
24thMarch1937HMS GarlandArrived Gibraltar
24thMarch1937HMS GraftonArrived Gartegena
24thMarch1937HMS GrampusSailed Torbay
24thMarch1937HMS LiverpoolPennant Number 11
24thMarch1937HMS LiverpoolLaunched
24thMarch1937HMS AchillesArrived Wellington
24thMarch1938HMS ImpulsiveArrived Gibraltar
24thMarch1938HMS BidefordArrived Bombay
24thMarch1938HMS HardyArrived Gibraltar
24thMarch1938HMS ArethusaArrived Barcelona
24thMarch1938HMS DorsetshireSailed Thursday Island for Sydney
24thMarch1939HMS Ark RoyalSailed Portsmouth
24thMarch1939HMS GloriousArrived Malta
24thMarch1939HMS BulldogArrived Malta
24thMarch1940HMS FleetwoodSailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.128
24thMarch1940HMS ActiveSailed Gibraltar
24thMarch1940HMS IvanhoeMoray Firth Patrol
24thMarch1940HMS IvanhoePatrolled the approaches to Stromsay Firth
24thMarch1940HMS AuroraEntered Scapa Flow
24thMarch1940HMS FoxhoundSailed Scapa Flow
24thMarch1940HMS FoxhoundSearched the area 17 of 58-57N, 2-12W during the night
24thMarch1940HMS EskMoray Firth Patrol
24thMarch1940HMS FaulknorDeparted search area for Kirkwall
24thMarch1940HMS FaulknorDeparted her anti-submarine patrol northwest of the Orkneys to proceed to Kirkwall
24thMarch1940HMS CairoProvided close support for Convoy ON.22
24thMarch1940HMS ElectraSearched for a submarine west of the Orkneys
24thMarch1940HMS EncounterSearched for a submarine west of the Orkneys
24thMarch1940HMS EscapadeSailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.22
24thMarch1940HMS FameSailed Scapa Flow
24thMarch1940HMS FameAttacked a submarine contact at 1900 east, southeast of Copinsay
24thMarch1940HMS FameSearched the area 17 of 58-57N, 2-12W during the night
24thMarch1940HMS FiredrakeAttacked a submarine contact in the Pentland Skerries
24thMarch1940HMS ForesightSailed Scapa Flow
24thMarch1940HMS ForesightAttacked a contact, east, southeast of Copinsay
24thMarch1940HMS ForesightSearched the area 17 of 58-57N, 2-12W during the night
24thMarch1940HMS HeroArrived Sullom Voe to refuel and sailed for anti-submarine patrol west of Fair Island Channel.
24thMarch1940HMS HotspurArrived Sullom Voe to refuel and sailed for anti-submarine patrol west of Fair Island Channel.
24thMarch1940HMS ImpulsiveArrived Invergordon.
24thMarch1940HMS JunoSailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.128
24thMarch1940HMS KimberleySailed Methil escorting Convoy ON.22
24thMarch1940HMS HastingsSailed Methil escorting Convoy MT.37
24thMarch1940HMS HastingsArrived in the Tyne with Convoy MT.37
24thMarch1940HMS HastingsSailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.128
24thMarch1940HMS LowestoftSailed the Tyne escorting Convoy TM.32
24thMarch1940HMS LondonderryArrived in the Tyne with Convoy FN.127
24thMarch1940HMS BulldogSailed Gibraltar
24thMarch1940HMS IcarusMoray Firth Patrol
24thMarch1940HMS IcarusPatrolled the approaches to Stromsay Firth
24thMarch1942HMS AlgerineCommissioned
24thMarch1942HMS AlgerineCommissioned
24thMarch1943HMS EclipseSunk
24thMarch1944HMS Loch DunveganLaunched
24thMarch1944HMS Loch DunveganPennant K425
24thMarch1957HMS CarronAt Hamburg
24thMarch1958HMS GrenvilleEscorted the Queen from Harwich to Holland
24thMarch1958HMS CavalierArrived Melbourne
24thMarch1960HMS CavalierArrived Sydney
24thMarch1966HMS DevonshireSailed Tawau
24thMarch2004HMS BangorPortsmouth
24thMarch2004HMS CardiffPlymouth Sound
24thMarch2004HMS ArgyllPlymouth Sound
24thMarch2004HMS CornwallDevonport
24thMarch2004HMS CornwallPlymouth Sound
24thMarch2005HMS LancasterPlymouth Sound
24thMarch2005HMS LancasterDevonport
24thMarch2005HMS IllustriousDevonport
24thMarch2005HMS CumberlandPlymouth Sound
24thMarch2005HMS CumberlandDevonport
24thMarch2006HMS Iron DukeLeith
24thMarch2006HMS ChathamDevonport
24thMarch2007HMS CampbeltownGibraltar
24thMarch2009HMS IllustriousTyne
24thMarch2009HMS CumberlandPlymouth Sound
24thMarch2011HMS TriumphAs part of Operation Ellamy, the coallition attacks on Libyan defences, fired Tomahawk missiles from the Mediterranean.

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