The aeronautical artist Roy Cross spent most of his life researching and illustrating aeroplanes. He become the pre-eminent British aeronautical artist.
His designs for Airfix model plane boxes are famous. He is also made excellent lithographs of aeroplanes from the period of the Wright Brothers to the end of the first world war.
Once the Wright brothers had demonstrated powered flight, aeroplane design advanced at remarkable speed. The planes were varied and beautiful.
Here are some of his lithographs of these planes for you to choose from. They are original vintage prints and, made in the early 1960s.