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#1 RTH

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 14:18

I have just bought a (what I take to be a print ) painting by F. Gordon Crosby of the winning car an Austin single seater twin cam supercharged and an ERA battling for the lead in the 1938 British Empire trophy race at Donington Park on 9th April 1938 the Austin winning on handicap driven by Charles Dodson.

Anyone know anymore about this race and indeed about Gordon Crosby's paintings, I have just ordered the book 'The Art of Gordon Crosby' and indeed why he appears to have made two different pictures of this same event ? Are the paintings and/or the prints a rare find or commonplace ?

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#2 werks prototype

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 16:34

The only thing that I can contribute is, that he was the staff artist for Autocar and after his death (By suicide? In 1943) Autocar produced two different folders, each containing 24 prints of his paintings. Folder 1 (The Endless Quest For Speed) and Folder 2 (Meteors Of Road And Track).

#3 Alan Cox

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 16:53

One of my favourite motor sport atrists, along with Michael Turner and Peter Helck
http://www.motoringa.....ck Gordon.pdf
http://www.ddavid.co...ula1/crosby.htm

#4 werks prototype

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 17:02

One of my favourite motor sport atrists, along with Michael Turner and Peter Helck
http://www.motoringa.....ck Gordon.pdf
http://www.ddavid.co...ula1/crosby.htm


:up:

I would also add Alan Crisp, Will Nickless, F.T Steerwood, G.S Peacock, Frederick Clifford Harrison, Roy Nockolds and so, so many more.

#5 RogerBarnard

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 21:27

:up:

I would also add Alan Crisp, Will Nickless, F.T Steerwood, G.S Peacock, Frederick Clifford Harrison, Roy Nockolds and so, so many more.


... and not forgetting Alan Fearnley.

#6 sterling49

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 21:30

... and not forgetting Alan Fearnley.



Or TNFs Andy Kitson :wave: