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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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 Austrian-born Walter Nowotny was one of Germany's highest scoring aces of WWII with 258 victories to his credit, three of them flying the Messerschmitt Me.262. He is depicted here flying White 8 of Kommando Nowotny based at Achmer, Germany in 1944. He was killed in action later that year following a fraught combat with US fighters during the Defence of the Reich.

White 8 - Walter Nowotny by Ivan Berryman.
 The highest scoring fighter pilot of all time with a confirmed tally of 352 victories, Erich Hartmann is depicted getting airborne from a snowy airstrip in Czechoslovakia, late in 1944 in a Bf109G-6 of 6./JG 52.

Erich Hartmann - The Ace of Aces by Ivan Berryman.
 Arguably the best known of all World War 1 fighter aces, Mannfred von Richthofen, the 'Red Baron', is depicted here flying Fokker Dr.1, serial No 425/17, in its final livery following the introduction of the <i>Balkenkreuze</i>, early in 1918. Contrary to popular belief, this was the only Triplane flown by the <i>Rittmeister</i> that was painted all red and was also the aircraft in which he lost his life on 21st April 1918, the celebrated ace having scored a confirmed 80 victories against allied aircraft over France.

The Greatest of Them All - Manfred von Richthofen by Ivan Berryman.
 Perhaps the greatest exponent of Fokker's Eindecker series of aircraft, Max Immelmann is credited with 15 aerial victories and was the first fighter pilot ever to win the coveted Pour le Mérite. He was killed on 18th June 1916 during combat with British FE.2B fighters of 25 Sqn.

The First Ace - Max Immelmann by Ivan Berryman.

 The great Werner Voss is depicted in his Fokker F1 103/17 of Jasta 10 in the Summer of 1917. Renowned by pilots from both sides for his bravery and extraordinary airmanship, the young ace scored a total of 48 confirmed victories before being brought down and killed by Lieutenant Rhys Davids' SE5 on the very day that he was due to go on leave. The Fokker F1 differed from the production DR.1 in detail only, Voss' machine being fitted with a captured 110hp Le Rhone engine and his aircraft was not fitted with the outer wing skids common to the DR.1.

Into the Sun - Leutnant Werner Voss by Ivan Berryman.
 VC.10, serial No 885 was the last of its type to be built at Brooklands and is seen here taking to the air on 16th February 1970 in her East African Airlines livery as 5H-MOG. This aircraft was later acquired by the Royal Air Force and registered as ZA150, serving as a K3 with 101 Sqn until her eventual retirement in 2013, this veteran of 43 years service landing for the final time at Dunsfold where she will be preserved as part of the Brooklands Museum.

Last of the Line by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 The Junkers Ju.287 V1 bomber prototype was a typical example of Germany's research into advanced aerodynamics at the end of World War II. Featuring forward swept wings and four Jumo 004B-1 Orkan axial-flow turbojets, this extraordinary aircraft made several successful flights before the project was curtailed by the war's end. RS+RA is shown on a test flight, carrying a cine camera in front of the fin to record airflow by means of wool tufts glued to the wings and fuselage sides. The characteristics of forward swept wings are only now being re-evaluated, 70 years after Junkers' first tentative steps into the unknown.

A New Shape in the Sky by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 Supermarine Swift F.4 WK198 flown by Lt Cmdr Mike Lithgow setting a new World Air Speed Record on 26th September 1953, averaging 737.3mph over a series of four runs above the desert of Castel Idris, Libya. The airframe of this important piece of British aviation history has been rescued from a scrap yard by the Brooklands Museum and it is hoped that WK198 might one day be restored to static display condition.

Blue Streak 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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 Spearheading the Falklands Task Force as it heads south in 1982, the carrier HMS Hermes is shown in company with two Type 21 frigates, HMS Arrow on the left and HMS Ardent in the near foreground.  In the far distance, HMS Glamorgan glints in the sun as Type 42 HMS Sheffield cuts across behind Hermes.

HMS Hermes by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Albert Ball in his Nieuport 17 having just shot down a German LVG.  His aircraft, A134, was distinctive in having a bright red spinner.  He was the first Royal Flying Corps pilot to score a hat-trick (3 kills on a single mission) and, in the course of his career, scored another two on his way to his outstanding 44 victories.

Albert Ball by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 For so large a machine, production of the Handley Page 0/400 was considerable with over 400 examples being delivered by the time of the Armistice in 1918. Its first missions were carried out during April of that year, operating both during daylight and by night. Here, three machines are being readied for a sortie. As final checks are completed on the nearest aircraft, some last minute engine maintenance is being carried out on a similar machine in the middle distance. The furthest example is being towed, with its vast wings folded, to the dispersal.

Handley Page 0/400s by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Outnumbered and outclassed, the aging Gloster Gladiators of 112 Sqn nonetheless put up a spirited defence in the skies above Crete as Germanys Operation Mercury gathered momentum in the Spring of 1941.  Here, shark-mouthed Messerschmitt Bf.110s of ZG.76 menace a lone Gladiator during an evening encounter.

Impossible Odds by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 Credited with an impressive 34 victories, Francesco Baracca was Italys highest scoring ace in WW1 and is shown here in his distinctive Spad S.VII which carried his personal emblem, the Prancing Horse, that paid homage to his cavalry days.  Upon his death in this aircraft on 19th June 1918, Baraccas mother donated the emblem to Enzo Ferrari whose cars still carry this badge the world over.

Maggiore Francesco Baracca - Spad S.VII by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Between 24th may and 4th June 1940 an extraordinary armada of craft, large and small, naval and civilian, embarked on one of the greatest rescue missions in history. the evacuation of 330,000 British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France. the destroyer HMS Wakeful dominates the foreground here as troops pour onto the beaches and harbour moles in search of salvation. Both Wakeful and distant HMS Grafton were lost during the evacuation.

Dunkirk by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The mighty Tirpitz demonstrates the effectiveness of her splinter camouflage, surrounded by her net defences at Kaafjord in the Winter of 1943-44.

Tirpitz in Kaafjord by Ivan Berryman.
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B64.  HMS Centaur Departing Devonport by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Centaur Departing Devonport by Ivan Berryman.
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Group Captain Hugh Verity DSO* DFC (deceased)

Learning to fly in the Oxford University Air Squadron in 1938, Hugh Verity flew Beaufighters in Coastal Command and night fighter squadrons before volunteering to join 161 (Special Duties) Sqn. In 1943 he commanded this squadrons Lysander flight and became the Squadron Commander. On his 29 successful pick ups, of which 24 were in Lysanders, he brought back to England a total of 93 people from the meadows of occupied France, lit only by pocket torches. He died in 2001.

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On this day in Royal Navy history....

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23rdOctober1869HMS DidoLaunched
23rdOctober1897HMS CuracoaSailed Funchal for Las Palmas
23rdOctober1911HMS D6Launched
23rdOctober1916HMS G4Launched
23rdOctober1916HMS General WolfeTorpedoed
23rdOctober1920HMS BenbowAt Malta
23rdOctober1920 DixmudeAt Malta
23rdOctober1920HMS CalypsoAt Malta
23rdOctober1920HMS DublinAt Malta
23rdOctober1920HMS AjaxAt Malta
23rdOctober1920HMS Emperor of IndiaAt Malta
23rdOctober1920HMS Emperor of IndiaFlagship of Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Webb
23rdOctober1920HMS Iron DukeArrived Malta
23rdOctober1920HMS Iron DukeFlagship of Admiral Sir John M. de Robeck
23rdOctober1929HMS EffinghamArrived Bombay
23rdOctober1930HMS BridgewaterSailed Chemulpo
23rdOctober1933HMS DuncanArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS AcheronArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS CyclopsArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS DefenderArrived Aden
23rdOctober1933HMS DefenderSailed Aden
23rdOctober1933HMS DanaeArrived Bermuda
23rdOctober1933HMS DelhiArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS DelhiArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS DespatchArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS ArdentArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS AntelopeArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS ArrowArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS DecoyArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS DianaArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS DouglasArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS DevonshireArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS LondonArrived Malta
23rdOctober1933HMS LondonArrived Malta
23rdOctober1934HMS DelhiCapt. H.B. Rawlings Relinquished Command
23rdOctober1934HMS DelhiCapt. W.S. Chalmers Assumed Command
23rdOctober1934HMS DelhiPaid off and recommissioned at Plymouth
23rdOctober1934HMS EmeraldArrived Colombo
23rdOctober1934HMS CarlisleSailed Freetown
23rdOctober1934HMS GrimsbyCdr. N.V. Grace Assumed Command
23rdOctober1934HMS GrimsbyArrived Singapore
23rdOctober1934HMS LeithArrived Thursday Island
23rdOctober1934HMS LeithArrived Thursday Island
23rdOctober1936HMS EskArrived St. Jean de Luz
23rdOctober1936HMS DespatchArrived Tangier
23rdOctober1936HMS CuracoaArrived Portsmouth
23rdOctober1936HMS GloriousArrived Suda Bay
23rdOctober1936HMS GriffinArrived Barcelona
23rdOctober1936HMS HeroArrived Portsmouth
23rdOctober1936HMS HeroCommissioned
23rdOctober1936HMS HeroArrived Portsmouth
23rdOctober1936HMS KeppelArrived Plymouth
23rdOctober1936HMS FlindersArrived Portsmouth
23rdOctober1936HMS HeraldArrived Oenang
23rdOctober1936HMS BarhamArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober1936HMS BlancheArrived Rosyth
23rdOctober1936HMS BrazenArrived Rosyth
23rdOctober1936HMS BeagleArrived Rosyth
23rdOctober1936HMS BrilliantArrived Rosyth
23rdOctober1936HMS BulldogArrived Rosyth
23rdOctober1937HMS ActiveArrived Port Said
23rdOctober1937HMS GipsyArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober1937HMS DefenderArrived Pei Taiho
23rdOctober1937HMS FoxhoundArrived and sailed Sheerness
23rdOctober1937HMS FuryArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober1937HMS EskArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober1937HMS DanaeSailed Hong Kong for UK
23rdOctober1937HMS DanaeSailed Hong Kong for Penang
23rdOctober1937HMS DespatchSailed Valencia for Barcelona
23rdOctober1937HMS DecoyArrived Wei Hai Wei
23rdOctober1937HMS EchoArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober1937HMS EscapadeArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober1937HMS ExpressArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober1937HMS FearlessArrived Plymouth
23rdOctober1937HMS ForesterArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober1937HMS ExmouthArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober1937HMS GarlandArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober1937HMS H34Arrived Portland
23rdOctober1937HMS EclipseArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober1937HMS EnchantressArrived Nantes
23rdOctober1937HMS GlasgowArrived Milford Haven
23rdOctober1939HMS AshantiOff Norwegian Coast
23rdOctober1939HMS AshantiSailed Scapa Flow to escort an iron ore convoy from Narvik
23rdOctober1939HMS BedouinSailed Loch Ewe for the Clyde
23rdOctober1939HMS AuroraSailed Loch Ewe
23rdOctober1939HMS AuroraSailed Loch Ewe
23rdOctober1939HMS FoxhoundSailed Scapa Flow
23rdOctober1939HMS FurySailed Scapa Flow
23rdOctober1939HMS AcastaDetached from Convoy OA.23
23rdOctober1939HMS AcastaAssisted Attacking a submarine contact 90° off the Lizard
23rdOctober1939HMS AcastaMissed by a torpedo in 49-48N, 5-22W
23rdOctober1939HMS ArdentAssisted Attacking a submarine contact 90 off the Lizard
23rdOctober1939HMS ArdentDetached from Convoy OA.23
23rdOctober1939HMS CairoSailed Grimsby on escort duties
23rdOctober1939HMS CurlewSailed Scapa Flow
23rdOctober1939HMS ElectraSailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.24G
23rdOctober1939HMS EscortSailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.24G
23rdOctober1939HMS FameOff Norwegian Coast
23rdOctober1939HMS FameSailed Scapa Flow to escort an iron ore convoy from Narvik
23rdOctober1939HMS FearlessSailed Scapa Flow
23rdOctober1939HMS FiredrakeSailed Loch Ewe for the Clyde
23rdOctober1939HMS ForesterSailed Loch Ewe for the Clyde
23rdOctober1939HMS GallantAttacked a submarine contact 90° off the Lizard
23rdOctober1939HMS HunterSailed Freetown escorting Convoy SL.6
23rdOctober1939HMS ImpulsiveSailed Plymouth for Scapa Flow
23rdOctober1939HMS JavelinTaken in hand for repair by Smiths Dock
23rdOctober1939HMS FuriousSailed Loch Ewe for the Clyde
23rdOctober1939HMS EdinburghSailed Rosyth. Joined the escort off Muckle Flugga
23rdOctober1939HMS EdinburghSailed Rosyth to rendezvous with Commodore D in light cruiser Aurora 20 miles north of Muckle Flugga
23rdOctober1939HMS BerwickSailed Bermuda
23rdOctober1940HMCS CourtenayOrdered from Prince Rupert Dry Dock & Shipyards Co, Prince Rupert BC
23rdOctober1940HMS CotswoldLt.Cdr. Peter John Knowling, RN
23rdOctober1941HMS BootleLaunched
23rdOctober1943HMS ArcturusT/Lt. Harry Reginald Grief, RNR
23rdOctober1943HMS ArcturusPennant J283
23rdOctober1943HMS ArcturusCommissioned
23rdOctober1943HMS CromartySunk by mine, Straits of Bonifacio, Mediterranean
23rdOctober1943HMS CharybdisSunk
23rdOctober1943HMS CharybdisCaptain Voelcker in Command
23rdOctober1944HMS Loch CraggieCommissioned
23rdOctober1950HMS BermudaSailed Plymouth. Arrived Weymouth Bay
23rdOctober1951HMS BermudaSailed Simonstown
23rdOctober1959HMS CavalierSailed Hong Kong
23rdOctober1970HMS CarysfortSold for scrap to BISCO to be broken up by J Cashmore
23rdOctober1971HMS GavintonSailed Port Louis Mauritius
23rdOctober1971HMS HubberstonSailed Port Louis Mauritius
23rdOctober1971HMS BrintonSailed Port Louis Mauritius
23rdOctober1971HMS BossingtonSailed Port Louis Mauritius
23rdOctober1971HMS BeltonRan aground in Loch Maddy
23rdOctober1981HMS AmbuscadeArrived Gibraltar
23rdOctober2003HMS LindisfarnePortsmouth
23rdOctober2003HMS CornwallDevonport
23rdOctober2007HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound
23rdOctober2008HMS IllustriousPortsmouth
23rdOctober2008HMS CornwallDevonport

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