The First English King to Fly: King Edward VIII. Over Windsor Castle. From the Painting made for "The Illustrated London News" by G.H. Davis. (Copyrighted).


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This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Print, Letterpress Halftone on Paper, Colored


  • Mat (H x W): 45.7 × 55.2cm (18 in. × 21 3/4 in.)
  • Unmatted (H x W): 36.5 × 50.5cm (14 3/8 × 19 7/8 in.)

Country of Origin

Great Britain


c. 1929

Physical Description

Colored letterpress halftone print of King Edward VIII flying in a two-seater Gipsy Moth over Windsor Castle in 1929. Title and caption below image. Caption states that King Edward VIII made a habit of flying to many of his public engagements, and identifies him as the man in the rear seat of the plane. After a painting by G.H. Davis made for "The Illustrated London News."


ART-Prints, Original

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