Action This Day

Richard Taylor

 

 

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Action This Day Richard Taylor

Handley Page Halifax MK3 LV907 "f - freddy friday 13th"

Richard Taylor’s hauntingly beautiful new painting ‘Action This Day’ depicts a scene on a cold winter’s morning, as dawn breaks over RAF Lissett, revealing that last night’s biting wind has once again brought a covering of snow to the airfield. But, with conditions forecast to improve, tonight’s operation to bomb industrial targets in Germany is set to proceed, and ground crew start to prepare Handley Page Halifax Mk3 LV907 ‘F-Freddy’, simply known as ‘Friday 13th’, for action.

This iconic aircraft flew an impressive total of 128 operational sorties with 158 Squadron between March 1944 and April 1945, and with Richard Taylor’s prints signed by up to eight former members of 158 Squadron, this evocative and eye-catching masterpiece is a collectors’ gem.

This is undoubtedly one of Richard Taylor's most exclusive and collectable editions to date and we expect demand to be high so please contact us for availability.

 

PRINT DETAILS

The Limited Edition

Joining artist Richard Taylor, each print in this limited edition has been individually signed in pencil by Three veterans who flew with the Halifaxes of 158 Squadron.

Pilot Officer MAURICE SPIVEY DFM
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner 158 Squadron

Warrant Officer REX STATHAM
Flight Engineer 158 Squadron

Flight Lieutenant FRED TUNSTALL DFC
Rear Gunner 158 Squadron

The Collectors Edition & Remarque Editions

Together with the two Remarque Editions, the Eight signature Collectors’ Edition is additionally signed by the following 158 Squadron veterans:

Flight Lieutenant ‘TOMMY’ COLES DFC
Pilot 158 Squadron

Warrant Officer HARRY IRONS DFC
Rear Gunner 9, 462, 466 & 158 Squadrons

Flight Lieutenant JOE PETRIE ANDREWS DFC DFM
Pilot 158 & 35 Squadron

Warrant Officer DENNIS SLACK
Bomb Aimer 158 Squadron. POW Stalag Luft IVb

Flight Lieutenant ALAN BRYETT
Bomb Aimer 158 Squadron. POW Stalag Luft III

Richard Taylor’s beautiful, highly detailed pencil remarques are now some of the most collectible items in the world of aviation art, and for this publication there will be a choice of two editions, both featuring the outstanding Handley Page Halifax. The first will each have a single ORIGINAL pencil drawing gracefully hand crafted by the artist, and the second, de-luxe edition, will be issued as an outstanding DOUBLE SIZE Remarque drawing, measuring approximately 10" wide

The Bomber Command Tribute Edition

Richard Taylor's work is nothing short of superb and widely regarded as amongst the best in the industry. These magnificent Tribute Proofs, created with a unique and highly-collectible original pencil drawing by Richard Taylor, are issued to include the matted signatures of no less than Five of the Royal Air Force’s most eminent wartime leaders.

Air Vice-Marshal DON BENNETT CB CBE DSO FRAes

Group Captain LEONARD CHESHIRE VC OM DSO DFC

Air Chief Marshal Sir LEWIS HODGES KCB CBE DSO DFC

Group Captain J B ‘WILLIE’ TAIT DSO*** DFC* ADC

Air Chief Marshal Sir AUGUSTUS WALKER GCB CBE DSO DFC AFC

Action This Day by Richard Taylor Conservation Matted Tribute Edition
Action This Day by Richard Taylor Conservation Matted Bomber Command Tribute Edition

 

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 34 5/8" x 24 3/4" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

Bomber Command Tribute Proof Overall Matted Size 18 1/2" x 15" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

To complement the purchase of your fine art print, we are now able to offer a professional Picture Framing service. For further details please click Here

 

PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Edition
UK £110.00
Edition Size - 350

The Collectors Edition
UK £150.00
Edition Size - 75

The Collectors Edition Artist Proof
UK £175.00
Edition Size - 25

Remarque Edition
UK £265.00
Edition Size - 25

Double Remarque Edition
UK £445.00
Edition Size - 10

The Tribute Edition
UK £1095.00
Edition Size - 10

 

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Helpful information regarding our Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition print:

An edition of identical prints, numbered sequentially and individually signed by the artist, having a stated limit to the quantity in the edition. Following publication the printing plates are destroyed. Almost all the aviation art and aircraft prints featured on this website are authenticated with the original signatures of distinguished military personnel.

Artists Proof:

An old tradition of reserving a quantity of prints for the artist's use, usually equal to about 10 % of the edition. In the early days of printing, these prints were the only remuneration the poor artist received. Proofs are signed by the artist and numbered showing the quantity of Artist's Proofs issued in the edition. Because of their highly restricted number, Artist's Proofs are sold at a higher value than the regular prints in the edition.

Publishers Proof:

A quantity of prints, not always announced or issued at the time of publication, usually equal to no more than 10% of the edition. These are reserved for the publisher's use, mostly for donation to Museums, Service establishments, Service Associations, and the like. Quantities of Publishers Proofs, sometimes issued with a supplementary print, may be made available to collectors either at the time of publication, or at a later date, depending upon availability.

Remarqued print:

A print issued with an original pencil drawing by the artist in the margin, each numbered out of the quantity of individually remarqued prints in the edition. The quantity of remarqued prints in any one edition generally is between 25 and 50. Each remarque drawing made by the artist is slightly different, thus making each print totally unique. Remarqued prints may be available at the time of publication, or announced at a later date, depending upon the artist's work load at the time .Please be aware that Remarque prints can take up to six weeks for delivery. An artist remarqued print is the ultimate collector item in terms of reproduced work.

Companion print:

An additional print, usually issued with smaller dimensions, published to compliment a limited edition, and usually issued at the same time.

Matted (or mounted) print:

A print fitted into an acid-free or conservation matt (or mount), ready for framing.

Original drawing:

An original work individually drawn by the artist, completed in pencil, ink, or other medium, and personally signed by the artist. Being an original work each drawing is unique and different.

Certificate of Authenticity:

A certificate issued by the publisher stating the total quantity of prints issued in the edition, confirming authenticity of the signatures, and in the case of a limited edition, inscribed with the matching unique number inscribed on the individual print. Collectors are advised to keep certificates safely as a future means of provenance. All our aviation art and aircraft prints are issued with a certificate of authenticity.

 

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