HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, 2008. By Max Cosby (1988 - )
(MP194). Watercolour signed Max Cosby and dated 2010 (LR).
Limited Edition 12 copies worldwide
10.5 x 6 ins (26.7 x 15 cms) approx.
Price band (mounted/matted): £40 - £50
The last surviving CVS of the RN's fleet once ARK ROYAL had been paid off prematurely by a hopelessly short-sighted goverment in 2010, ILLUSTRIOUS too has now gone. The class of three has been replaced by the immensely capable two carriers QUEEN ELIZABETH and PRINCE of WALES. This watercolour was painted by Max Cosby (1988) as a thank you present to Little F, Lt Cdr Johnnie Barnes-Yallowly, for inviting him onboard for some sea time in 2008.