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    Original Clayton Knight Signed Charcoal Drawing of a Boeing P-12 Biplane, Circa 1930. 22.5" x 15.5". Clayton Knight (1891-1969) was an American illustrator who brought a lifetime of knowledge and authority to his aviation illustrations. During WWI he served in the Royal Air Force, was sent to France and was shot in aerial combat. He was captured and spent the remainder of the war in a German prisoner of war camp. Following his return to America he led an eventful career as a professional illustrator and author. Prior to the U.S. entry in WWII Knight headed a committee which assisted American flyers in joining the RCAF and RAF during the critical Battle of Britain period. This original charcoal drawing has been signed "Clayton Knight to Joey" and portrays a Boeing P-12 pursuit plane in flight. Knight's attention to detail is fully on display in this drawing. The drawing paper has been backed with a heavy dark pasteboard, presumably contemporary with the drawing. There is some scattered light foxing and damp staining along the extreme bottom edge which does not affect the central image. The drawing is accompanied by a file of biographical information concerning Knight and his activities during WWII. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire an original drawing from this important aviation illustrator.

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