Eagles Wings

Richard Taylor

 

 

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Eagles Wings Richard Taylor

When Willi Messerschmitt’s all-metal Messerschmitt Bf109 made its maiden flight in 1935, bi-plane fighters were consigned to history – monoplanes were the future.

Honed by the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War and put into practice in the conquest of Poland, the Messerschmitt Bf109 was one of the most advanced fighters of its time; well-armed with an all-metal monocoque construction, an enclosed all-weather cockpit, retractable landing gear and a liquid-cooled inverted engine, it formed the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s Fighter Arm.

Constantly upgraded, its eternal battles with the Spitfire and Mustang lasted until the last day of the war. By then it was almost obsolete, having been superseded first by the Fw190 and then the Me262 jets, however with 33,984 built, more Bf109s were produced than any other fighter aircraft in history.

Richard Taylor’s superb masterwork portrays the iconic Bf109 at a time when this remarkable fighter reigned supreme – the summer of 1940. With Poland long crushed and the Battle of France now over, the Battle of Britain has begun. Yet amidst the fury of war, Richard has once again managed to convey the tranquillity of the French countryside as a pair of Bf109s prepare to touch down at a forward airfield.

PRINT DETAILS

Richard Taylor’s superb masterwork portrays the iconic Messerschmitt Bf109 at a time when this remarkable fighter reigned supreme – the summer of 1940. With Poland long crushed and the Battle of France now over, the Battle of Britain has begun. Yet amidst the fury of war, Richard has once again managed to convey the tranquillity of the French countryside as a pair of Bf109s prepare to touch down at a forward airfield.

THE SIGNATURES

Each print is personally signed by four iconic Luftwaffe fighter pilots who flew the Bf109 in combat during World War Two, creating a sought after collector’s edition:

Feldwebel HEINZ RADLAUER
Iron Cross 1st Class / 15 victories

Obergefreiter WALTER ERKER

Leutnant HUGO BROCH
Knight’s Cross / 81 victories

Unteroffizier HUBERT-LUDWIG PFLAUM
Iron Cross

Overall Print Size: 18”wide x 14 ½” high Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

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PRINT PRICES

The Limited Edition Print
UK £70.00
Edition Size - 250

The Artist Proof Edition Print
UK £135.00
Edition Size - 25

Single Remarque Edition Print
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 25

Double Remarque Edition Print
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

 

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Companion print:

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Original drawing:

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Certificate of Authenticity:

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