Fortress at Rest

Richard Taylor

 

 

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Fortress at Rest Richard Taylor

A TRIBUTE TO THE MEN OF THE MIGHTY EIGHTH

The bomber crews of the US Eighth Air Force rightfully earned their place in aviation history through heroism and devotion to duty, becoming one of the most highly decorated organisations of World War Two with 17 Medal of Honor recipients and 66 Distinguished Unit Citation awards. But, with almost 6,000 heavy bombers lost, the cost of victory had come at an enormous price – only one in three airmen had survived the air battle over Europe.

In this evocative piece, Richard Taylor recreates a brief moment of reprieve as deep overnight snow temporarily grounds the Mighty Eighth during the bitter winter of 1944. With the morning sunlight glinting across the snow-covered landscape, a B-17G Flying Fortress of the 398th Bomb Group stands quietly near the perimeter of RAF Nuthampstead, awaiting the thaw that will allow the flying to begin again.

 

PRINT DETAILS

Acknowledging the vital role the Eighth Air Force played during World War Two, this stunning new edition is personally signed by three veterans who flew The B-17 Flying Fortress with the 8th Air Force and provides collectors with a fitting tribute to the valiant bomber crews of the ‘Mighty Eighth’.

THE SIGNATURES

Each print is individually numbered and personally signed by the artist along with three veterans who flew the B-17 Flying Fortress with the Eighth Air Force in World War Two..

1st Lt KEN SHARPE
Pilot with the with 388th BG

1st Lt CHARLES ‘NORM’ STEVENS
Bombardier with the 351st BG

1st Lt JAMES L. WHITE JR
Pilot with the 398th BG

Overall Print Size 23 1/4" x 14 1/4" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

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PRINT PRICES

The Limited Edition Print
UK £95.00
Edition Size - 300

The Artist Proof Edition Print
UK £140.00
Edition Size - 25

Single Remarque Edition Print
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 15

Double Remarque Edition Print
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

 

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Helpful information regarding our Limited Edition Prints

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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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Remarqued print:

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