Grand Slam

Richard Taylor

 

 

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Grand Slam Richard Taylor

A Book & Print Portfolio Dedicated To 617 Squadron

Richard’s spectacular drawing, completed on buff paper with subtle colour highlights, depicts Ken Trent and his crew as they gather in readiness for 617 Squadron’s raid on the Valentin U-boat construction facility at Farge, north of Bremen, 27 March 1945. Their modified Lancaster carries a massive ‘Grand Slam’ bomb as the final preparations are made the aircraft.

 

PRINT DETAILS

THE LIMITED EDITION, ARTIST PROOFS & REMARQUES BOOK & PRINT PORTFOLIO

The special edition includes a copy of the new book Bomb Doors Open, which is personally signed by the author: Flt Lt KEN TRENT DFC*

Bomb Doors Open Book
Ken Trent is one of the last surviving veterans to serve with 617 Squadron during World War Two. His remarkable story begins in the East End of London before taking him on a journey through RAF pilot training and on to complete more than forty perilous missions on Avro Lancaster bombers over the unfriendly skies of occupied Europe. Ken recalls these events with modesty and an unfailing sense of humour which serves as an inspiration to us all. Each copy of Richard Taylor's "Grand Slam" is accompanied by a signed copy of the book.

Each Print of Grand Slam is accompanied by the matching numbered Book - Bomb Doors Open by Flt Lt Ken Trent DFC* The Print Grand Slam by Richard Taylor is personally autographed by three distinguished airmen that flew with 617 Squadron during World War Two.

Flt Sgt CHARLES AVEY
Wg Cdr JOHN BELL MBE DFC
Flt Lt ARTHUR POORE DFC


The Tribute Edition Original Pencil Drawing

The Tribute Edition Original Pencil Drawing by Richard Taylor
Grand Slam - Tribute Edition Original Pencil Drawing

The highly-restricted Tribute edition is accompanied by an Original pencil drawing by Richard Taylor which is personally signed one of 617 Squadrons greatest commanding officers

Gp Capt JAMES ‘WILLIE’ TAIT DSO*** DFC*

The drawing is conservation matted to include the additional original signatures of two famous 617 Squadron pilots:

Sqn Ldr 'MAC' HAMILTON DFC
Flt Lt FRED WATTS DFC

Overall Print Size 23 1/2 " x 13 1/2" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

The Limited Edition Print & Book
UK £125.00
Edition Size - 150

The Artist Proof Edition Print & Book
UK £165.00
Edition Size - 25

Single Remarque Edition Print & Book
UK £395.00
Edition Size - 15

Double Remarque Edition Print & Book
UK £625.00
Edition Size - 10

Tribute Edition Print & Book
UK £1395.00
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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