1921 Rotogravure William Orpen Art WWI Portrait Reginald Theodore Carlos XAHA8

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This is an original 1921 monochrome rotogravure of a portrait of Lieutenant Reginald Theodore Carlos Hoidge, a Canadian flying ace that served in the British Royal Air Force during World War I.

CONDITION

This 91+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing.

  • Product Type: Original Rotogravure; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.75 x 7 inches; 15 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Grab your Lee-Enfield rifle and strap on your Brodie helmet and enlist with the soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force, as Period Paper proudly presents an action-packed collection of World War I images by Irish-English artist, Sir William Orpen. Begin your deployment in the trenches of the Western Front in war-torn La Boiselle, France at the infamous Battle of the Somme. Feel the grit and dirt sprinkle your face and gaze in awe at the craters left behind from the explosions by the Royal Engineers at Lochnagar Mine and Thiepval. Take to the skies with some of Britain's finest flying aces of the Royal Air Force (RAF), including the likes of Lt. Arthur Rhys-Davis and Lt. Reginald "Georgie" Hoidge. And after you get you head out of the clouds, join in the the raucous Armistice night celebrations in Amiens! But unlike real combat, remember that there's no need to rush across this No Mans Land! To continue your Tour of Duty, simply click on the link provided before the condition paragraph. Forward, march!

This piece was illustrated by Orpen, Sir William. There is no visible artist signature.

Keywords specific to this image: World War I, Military, Pose, Fight Pilot, Aviator, Flying Ace, British, Royal Air Force, RAF, Uniform, Canadian Royal Garrison Artillery, Mustache, Goggles, Leather Jacket, Gloves, Fur, Lieutenant, No. 56 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

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