"ORIGINS OF THE FERRARI LOGO".
Francesco Barraca, the pilot of this SPAD S.VII was an Italian ace with 34 victories but was killed in action in 1918. His aircraft always displayed the black "Cavallino Rampante" or prancing horse logo. His family were great friends of the Ferrari family and agreed to allow this personal symbol to be used on cars of the Scuderia Ferrari racing cars. After WW2 Enzo Ferrari started to build his own cars, every one featuring this symbol, which is now known throughout the world.
Oils on stretched linen canvas, framed.