'Australia’s Finest Lost At Sea 1941-1942' Gallery Editions Print

A unique and officially endorsed print, hand-crafted on archival quality print stock. Includes two 24-carat gold-layered commemorative coins. Full colour image comes in a hardwood frame and with a Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Exclusively available from The Bradford Exchange – you won't find this edition anywhere else!

  • A fitting tribute to the heroes of HMAS Sydney II, Kuttabul and Armidale with the ‘Australia’s Finest Lost At Sea 1941 -1942 Gallery Editions Print’

  • Includes two 24-carat gold-layered commemorative coins that honour the sailors of HMAS Kuttabul and HMAS Armidale

  • The beloved Eternal Father, Strong to Save hymn reproduced. Cherished by sailors and their families, the hymn asks the Almighty to protect those at sea

  • Archival-quality print stock ensures the enduring vibrancy of Ian Hansen and Robert Todonai’s art

  • ENDORSED BY THE DEFENCE FORCE WELFARE ASSOCIATION - The Bradford Exchange proudly supports the Defence Force Welfare Associate whose aim is to promote and protect the conditions and well-being of the Defence Family that embraces over three million people.

Measures 26.7 inches (68 cm) in height by 21.6 inches (55cm) in width
£129.95

S&S: £12.99

Available in 5 instalments of £25.99 Comes with our famous 365-day guarantee
Product Number:
203-VIP33.01

A unique and officially endorsed print, hand-crafted on archival quality print stock. Includes two 24-carat gold-layered commemorative coins. Exclusive to The Bradford Exchange – Throughout the Second World War, Australia had felt the full force of the Axis powers across every conceivable theatre of conflict. It was within the naval arena that Australia saw some of the fiercest and deadliest fighting in the war. In the vast expanse of the ocean, the rules of warfare could be challenged and often broken. Nowhere was this more acutely seen than with the loss of the HMAS Sydney II. Under the guise of a merchant vessel, the German cruiser Kormoran opened fire on an unsuspecting Sydney. All 645 lives were lost and with them, the innocence of a nation. Discovered in 2008, the wreck of the HMAS Sydney remains a symbol of the heroism which defines the Anzac legend. Now the courage of Sydney’s crew is honoured in ‘Australia’s Finest Lost At Sea 1941 -1942 Gallery Editions Print,’ an heirloom-quality featuring the art of Ian Hansen, one Australia’s premiere maritime artists.

Ian Hansen's poignant art depicts HMAS Sydney II sailing to engage German cruiser Kormoran in a battle that would create Australia's greatest naval tragedy and mystery. Below, Robert Todonai’s reminds us of the sacrifice of the two other heroic losses - the HMAS Kuttabul and HMAS Armidale. Triple-layer matting uplift the art, which is presented on archival quality paper stock. Singularly impressive at 26.7 inches (68 cm) high by 21.6 inches (55cm) wide, the print is presented in a classic hardwood frame, with its rich inclusions protected by a clear viewing pane so that future generations can enjoy the witnessing the birth of our nation. Includes Two 24-carat gold-layered commemoratives coins that honours the sailors of HMAS Kuttabul and HMAS Armidale. Crafted as a collector’s masterwork, the ‘Australia’s Finest Lost At Sea 1941-1942 Gallery Editions Print’ is issued in an edition strictly limited to 499 individually-numbered prints.

The print will be individually numbered and issued with a matching-numbered Certificate. Strong demand is expected, so don’t miss out! Order yours today!

ENDORSED BY THE DEFENCE FORCE WELFARE ASSOCIATION - The Bradford Exchange proudly supports the Defence Force Welfare Associate whose aim is to promote and protect the conditions and well-being of the Defence Family that embraces over three million people.

Features

The exclusive 'Australia’s Finest Lost At Sea 1941-1942' Gallery Editions Print from The Bradford Exchange features:

  • The 'Australia’s Finest Lost At Sea 1941-1942' Gallery Editions Print is exclusive to The Bradford Exchange
  • Ian Hansen’s and Robert Todonai’s art capture key moments in the events of HMAS Sydney II, Kuttabul and Armidale
  • The beloved Eternal Father, Strong to Save hymn reproduced
  • Three layers of matting give the print richness and depth, like the examples of gallery art
  • Includes two 24-carat gold-layered commemorative coins that honour the sailors of HMAS Kuttabul and HMAS Armidale
  • ENDORSED BY THE DEFENCE FORCE WELFARE ASSOCIATION - The Bradford Exchange proudly supports the Defence Force Welfare Associate whose aim is to promote and protect the conditions and well-being of the Defence Family that embraces over three million people.
  • Strict worldwide edition limit of only 499
  • Hand-numbered with a matching Certificate of Authenticity
  • Measures 26.7 inches (68 cm) in height by 21.6 inches (55cm) in width
  • Comes with our famous 365-day guarantee