Preserved in Oils
Allen Ian in association with the Threadbone Press have commissioned a new painting based on the recent re-enactment by Members of the Owermoigne branch of the Dorset Aeroplanes, Women and Tractors Re-enactment Society of an iconic scene from the much-treasured pages of Unique Dorset Aeroplanes, Women and Tractors 1944 Christmas Special Edition. The re-enactment took place at at the recent Annual Stinsford Steam Rally and was considered - on balance - a measured success.
The new painting by well-known landscape and tractor artist Salvador Ladi-Thrupiece ["good on tractors, not so good on aeroplanes, hot on women"] is, the artist informs us, "a tribute to the work of Launcelot Thrupiece FDRA". Launcelot Thrupiece - a distant relative of Salvador's and the original illustrator of the Unique Dorset Aeroplanes, Women and Tractors 1944 Christmas Special Edition - is widely regarded as the best portrayer of aeroplanes, women and tractors ever to have been active in Dorset between 1916 and 1973.
No decision has yet been taken as to whether the new painting - which hangs in the Allen Ian offices in Great Heaving will make it into a future edition of Unique Dorset Aeroplanes, Women and Tractors, but anyone anxious to get better acquainted with it should either visit the Ebenezer Whisky-McNightly Room at the Crendell Gallery [10am-3pm, 1-10 August, adults £15, concessions £14.99] or enter our Prize Competition to win one of three signed facsimile prints.
To enter simply answer the following question [choose A, B or C] and send your answer together with a SAE to: Competitions [Salvador Ladi-Thrupiece - Owermoigne Branch Dorset Aeroplanes, Women and Tractors Re-enactment Society Annual Stinsford Steam Rally Event - Facsimile Print Competition], Allen Ian Publishers, Great Heaving, Dorset. Competition closes 12 noon 18 August 2019.
QUESTION: Which branch of the Dorset Aeroplanes, Women and Tractors Re-enactment Society recently re-enacted a scene from the 1944 Christmas Special of the Unique Dorset Aeroplanes, Women and Tractors Magazine at the Annual Stinsford Steam Rally? Was it:
C. Great Heaving
In the event of more than one correct answer being received, the winning entry will be drawn at random by a relative of the eventual winner.