Sally B - Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Original Painting
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Sally B Original Oil Painting by Artist Chris French FGAvA
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 'Sally B' (G-BEDF) is the only airworthy B-17 in Europe. Arriving in the UK in 1975, she is based at IWM Duxford and regularly flies at air shows, memorial flypasts and commemorative events.
While at the Guild of Aviation Artists Annual Exhibition at Duxford in June 2023, the artist was reminded of what a spectacular and important sight (and sound) this aircraft is. Rather than recreate a historical WWII scene, he decided to portray her as she is at the present moment (2023), just 'flying'.
The original oil on board painting is currently available. It comes varnished, framed and ready to hang and has an overall size of 29" x 21" (image 24" x 16").