27 Apr BATTLE OF MIDWAY 2. 1977.
Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1977
56.5 × 68.7cm, two colour silkscreen with typography by Ron Costley from Finlay's instruction. The text is in both English and Latin - and the former says "Here perished Akagi Kaga, Soryu, Hiryu, Yorktown. The seahives consumed with their most choice swarms by their own flame-bearing honey."
This is a second work of a pair of prints based on the American fleet's victory over the Japanese at the battle of Midway on the Fourth of June 1942. The victory left many of the Japanese aircraft with nowhere to land once their carriers were destroyed and they had to ditch in the water and most drowned. One of 300 copies made - this has a companion print Battle of Midway I (see separate listing) These are very large prints - possibly the largest Finlay had ever made. A bit worn at the edges but overall VG.