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WW2 Air Battle - Pastel & Watercolour Drawing

Depicting a squadron of RAF Armstrong Whitworth bombers being attacked by a squadron of Messerschmidt BF109 with some air crew parachuting from a stricken plane. Possibly representing the first day of WW11 when Britain bomber planes were sent to drop propaganda leaflets over Germany.
Signed J A Reiss and dated 1st October 1939.
Height 17.75” (45cm) Width 14.75” (37.5cm)
Stock No. 1348

Temporary Captain James Arthur Reiss (1870-1942).
James Arthur Reiss was born into an extensive and highly successful and wealthy German immigrant family of Cotton Merchants orginally from Frankfurt and who settled in Lancashire in the early part of the 19th century. A student of Marlborough College, he obtained his BA from New College, Oxford, in Law and Classics in 1892. He joined the family business, Reiss Bros Cotton Merchants and Cotton Brokers in the Cotton Exchange Buildings in Liverpool and, at the advent of the First World War, joined the 25th Division of the 17th Battalion Cheshires and served with this regiment until 1922. He was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre First Class and was mentioned in despatches from Field-Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief to the British Armies in France on 15th May 1917 and 5th July 1919.

Price: £1,250.00




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Works of Art - Drawings & Watercolours

WW2 Air Battle - Pastel & Watercolour Drawing

Depicting a squadron of RAF Armstrong Whitworth bombers being attacked by a squadron of Messerschmidt BF109 with some air crew parachuting from a stricken plane. Possibly representing the first day of WW11 when Britain bomber planes were sent to drop propaganda leaflets over Germany.
Signed J A Reiss and dated 1st October 1939.
Height 17.75” (45cm) Width 14.75” (37.5cm)
Stock No. 1348

Temporary Captain James Arthur Reiss (1870-1942).
James Arthur Reiss was born into an extensive and highly successful and wealthy German immigrant family of Cotton Merchants orginally from Frankfurt and who settled in Lancashire in the early part of the 19th century. A student of Marlborough College, he obtained his BA from New College, Oxford, in Law and Classics in 1892. He joined the family business, Reiss Bros Cotton Merchants and Cotton Brokers in the Cotton Exchange Buildings in Liverpool and, at the advent of the First World War, joined the 25th Division of the 17th Battalion Cheshires and served with this regiment until 1922. He was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre First Class and was mentioned in despatches from Field-Marshall Sir Douglas Haig, Commander in Chief to the British Armies in France on 15th May 1917 and 5th July 1919.

Price: £1,250.00

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