HEATHROW AIRPORT, B E A Aircraft Hangar, London. A Bentley car parked on the runway in front of the British European Airways buildings at Heathrow Airport with the propellers of an aircraft visible in the foreground. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1960-1974
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FSC real wood frame with double mounted 24x20 print. Double mounted with white conservation mountboard. Frame moulding comprises stained composite natural wood veneers (Finger Jointed Pine) 39mm wide by 21mm thick. Archival quality Fujifilm CA photo paper mounted onto 1mm card. Overall outside dimensions are 31x27 inches (787x685mm). Rear features Framing tape to cover staples, 50mm Hanger plate, cork bumpers. Glazed with durable thick 2mm Acrylic to provide a virtually unbreakable glass-like finish. Acrylic Glass is far safer, more flexible and much lighter than typical mineral glass. Moreover, its higher translucency makes it a perfect carrier for photo prints. Acrylic allows a little more light to penetrate the surface than conventional glass and absorbs UV rays so that the image and the picture quality doesn't suffer under direct sunlight even after many years. Easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Please note that, to prevent the paper falling through the mount window and to prevent cropping of the original artwork, the visible print may be slightly smaller to allow the paper to be securely attached to the mount without any white edging showing and to match the aspect ratio of the original artwork.
FSC Real Wood Frame and Double Mounted with White Conservation Mountboard - Professionally Made and Ready to Hang
Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 59.9cm x 59.9cm (23.6" x 23.6")
Estimated Product Size is 68.5cm x 78.7cm (27" x 31")
These are individually made so all sizes are approximate
EDITORS COMMENTS This evocative photograph, captured by John Gay between 1960 and 1974, presents a unique and intriguing juxtaposition of land and air transport at Heathrow Airport. The image showcases a sleek Bentley car, parked regally on the runway, its polished surface reflecting the crisp autumn sunlight. In the foreground, the propellers of an aircraft stand still, a testament to the engineering marvel that enables flight. Heathrow Airport, a hub of international travel and transportation, serves as the backdrop for this scene. The British European Airways (BEA) buildings can be seen in the background, their modernist design a stark contrast to the classic elegance of the Bentley. The propellers, a relic of an era when air travel relied on the power of piston engines, add a sense of nostalgia to the image. The photograph captures a moment of pause, as the Bentley and the aircraft coexist on the runway. It is a reminder of the interconnectedness of land and air transport, and the role they play in shaping our world. The Bentley, a symbol of luxury and status, and the aircraft, a symbol of innovation and exploration, come together in this snapshot of a bygone era. John Gay's masterful composition and use of light and shadow add depth and texture to the image, making it a captivating addition to any collection of transportation history. This photograph is not only a visual delight but also a historical record of a time when the future of travel was taking shape at Heathrow Airport.
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