Arctic Hunters

Richard Taylor

 

 

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Arctic Hunters Richard Taylor

High in the Arctic Circle a bitter war of attrition was fought in freezing, unforgiving conditions, the desperate conflict played out against a majestic, awe-inspiring backdrop of beautiful ice-clad mountains. Richard Taylor's spectacular new painting portrays the Messerschmitt Me109s of 6./JG5 led by Oberleutnant Heinrich Ehrler, while based at Petsamo in Finland, as they soar high above the towering peaks of ice capped mountains glistening in the cold polar air, March 1943. Their dawn patrol keeps constant vigil along the glacial fjords of the Norway's far-northern coastline, as the majestic vista gives the battle-hardened Messerschmitt Me109 pilots a brief moment of tranquillity far removed from the grim and bitter battles being fought below.

 

PRINT DETAILS

Richard's new edition is signed by Luftwaffe fighter Aces who were on the Polar Front, including two of the top fighter Aces in history, guaranteeing this fine limited edition a place in the portfolios of all serious collectors.


THE LIMITED EDITION

Each print in this limited edition has been individually signed by Two eminent Luftwaffe veterans who flew in the Arctic Campaign:

Unteroffizier GUNTHER KOLB
Major ERICH RUDORFFER

THE POLAR FRONT EDITIONS

These Four signature editions are additionally signed by:

Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK
Hauptmann KARL-FRITZ SCHLOSSSTEIN

THE POLAR FRONT REMARQUES (with four signatures)

The first edition, consisting of 25 copies, will each have an original pencil drawing extensively researched, and gracefully hand crafted by the artist. The second edition, will be restricted to just Ten copies and issued with a double size remarque drawing. Richard is without doubt one of the greatest exponents of pencil work in this industry and his remarques are quite simply outstanding. Completed not just in pencil but also highlighted with white acrylic, these inscriptions are as much a work of art as the painting itself.

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 33 7/8 "x 23 1/8" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Edition
UK £95.00
Edition Size - 350

Polar Front Edition
UK £120.00
Edition Size - 60

Artist Proof Polar Edition
UK £150.00
Edition Size - 25

Remarque Polar Edition
UK £265.00
Edition Size - 25

Double Remarque Polar Edition
UK £445.00
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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