This is the second of two vintage gouache and colored pencil renderings of corporate jets that I found together, which I'd assume, based on the logo painted on the tail, were owned by the Liggett Group— a Durham, NC-headquartered tobacco company (Chesterfields, etc), which in the mid-70s changed its name from Liggett & Myers to The Liggett Group. The rendering (which I purchased in its original--ugly--frame, with the stamp of a Cary, NC framer on back) is signed by a Dennis Martin, an artist who I believe worked and taught in North Carolina, Oklahoma City and the Kansas City area, and became know for hyper realistic metal point work. It seems that he was in his 20s or so when in North Carolina, I assume doing some commercial work on the side to make some money!
I think it’s pretty striking, and what a beautiful machine! It's done on a grey paper mounted to board and dated 5/74. The paper is starting to come loose from the board, so best probably to frame it; the frame I found it in is detailed in a few photos and I am happy to ship it framed or not, just let me know. (The shipping cost you'll see accounts for sending it framed; if you prefer unframed, I'll refund you the difference.) 15 1/2“ long x 8 3/4“ tall. Very good condition, bright and crisp, with a few spots along the left edge (I think probably rubber cement stains) and a couple of small smudges.