unknown plane

I came across this print at a bargain store a couple weeks ago. At first I thought it might be a variant of a Lockheed L-188 Electra; then I noticed that it has at least 6 engines, as the print extends around the edge of the canvas and you can see a couple of propeller tips there. I haven't had any luck finding a 6- or 8-engine aircraft that matches it.

Edit: after looking at it a little closer, I think the edge might be a printing effect, an imprecise mirroring around the edge line (for example, some of the splotches look very similar to those in the front). So maybe it is only four engines?

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    $\begingroup$ The extra engines are photoshopped mirroring to disguise the frame-less edge -- the effect is jarring when used with what is already a simple symmetric image. $\endgroup$
    – amI
    Feb 19, 2019 at 3:33
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    $\begingroup$ @amI: You should make this an answer. $\endgroup$ Feb 19, 2019 at 4:47

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I believe it's an Ilyushin Il-18. Pic from here:


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    $\begingroup$ That's it! Well done. I thought it was a Brit where the artist had taken some liberties with his reproduction. $\endgroup$
    – John K
    Feb 19, 2019 at 13:57

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