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Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

'Viscount over London'
An original David Shepherd painting

Once owned by The Royal Aero Club Trust this original David Shepherd painting was sold in 2012

David Shepherd 'Viscount over London' painting

'Viscount over London' - David Shepherd

The Royal Aero Club Trust


Acquired in the 1960s by The Royal Aero Club / The Royal Aero Club Trust and had been kept with their collection of paintings at the Royal Air Force Museum, its sale was because it is a painting that had been identified as 'really not being relevant to air sports'.

Title: 'Viscount over London'
Full description: BEA - British European Airways Viscount flying over the Houses of Parliament, London, England.
Artist: David Shepherd. The painting is signed by the artist.
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 28 inches x 38 inches
Date of painting: 1950s - 1960s

The painting was loaned for several decades to BEA - British European Airways. After its merger with BA - British Airways it was put on display in their Head Office in the Company Secretary’s office. It was subsequently returned to the Royal Aero Club collection at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, England who sold it in 2012.



Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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