Privately printed, No date [circa1997]. Reproduction digital illustration of the movie artwork by Frank McCarthy and Robert McGinnis. Landscape format, archivally mounted and annotated 'a/p' in pencil. Approximate total dimensions 14 x 20 inches, image size approximately 8 x 15 inches. Professionally glazed with 2mm float glass, backed with pH neutral corri-cor barrier board, framed in bespoke moulding. Fine condition throughout. Provenance: A series of reproduction artworks were printed by James Bond historian John Griswold (1950-2016) with permission of the artists. These were subsequently sold via Winter Auctions on 4th October 2010 to the James Bond specialists Adrian Harrington Ltd., where they have since been collected and assessed with some mounted and professionally presented in the current format. An out of series set including Griswold's proofs and some single images have been retained. The iconic underwater battle illustration was used on the US one-sheet and US half-sheet film posters. It later appears on merchandising material such as the American soundtrack LP cover and was chosen as the image for the popular 'Thunderball' puzzle. Item #60330
Literature; Nourmand, p.44. Dougall and Gassner p.70-82.