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Military, Diplomatic and Civilians Buy Paintings by Artist Embedded with Brit Forces in Afghanistan

LONDON.- In February 2010 the Suffolk-based artist, Jules George, was sponsored by the Ministry of Defence to visit Afghanistan as an officially sanctioned war artist embedded with 2 Yorks (Green Howards), and the Household Cavalry Regiment, both part of the 11th Light Brigade. The results of his time in Afghanistan with the British Army is currently on view in a selling exhibition at Bonhams in New Bond Street, from Friday July 22nd to August 5th. Viewing times are from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday (no weekend viewing). Prices range from £180 for prints to £16,000 for paintings of landscapes. Speaking about the exhibition Jules George said: “I don’t suppose that there are that many images of the stunning landscapes of Afghanistan for sale in the UK.” Among his favourite images from the collection are two massive landscapes, lots 62 and 65, each priced at £16,000. “The landscape illustrated in these paint