High Cost

Robert Taylor

 

 

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High Cost Robert Taylor
The crews of Bomber Command faced one of the most daunting tasks, calling for courage sustained night after night, in conditions of desperate danger and discomfort. They did not fail us and 55,573 paid the supreme sacrifice”. In his new tribute to “The Many”, Robert Taylor’s evocative painting "High Cost" recreates a typical scene encountered by many Royal Air Force bomber squadrons on raids over enemy occupied territory: Having already survived 30 successful operational sorties, on 9 February 1945 Avro Lancaster PG-G of 619 Squadron has been intercepted by Luftwaffe night-fighters during a raid over Stettin Bay.

 

PRINT DETAILS

Joining artist Robert Taylor in individually signing each print in these editions are distinguished RAF & RAAF airmen who flew with RAF Bomber Command during the World War Two. Every print is individually hand-numbered.

THE RAF LIMITED EDITION

Joining the artist Robert Taylor, the RAF Edition is signed by Five distinguished veterans who flew with Bomber Command during World War Two.

Flight Lieutenant GEORGE BRITTON
Flight Lieutenant JOHN COX DFC
Warrant Officer RICHARD ‘BASHER’ HEARNE
Flight Lieutenant TOM AUSTIN DFC AE
Wing Commander ‘MAC’ ENGLAND DFC*

THE VICTORIA CROSS PROOFS

Commemorating the twenty-three airmen of RAF Bomber Command who were decorated with the Victoria Cross during World War Two, the country’s supreme award for valour, thirteen of which were awarded posthumously, the ultimate sacrifice made by airmen for their comrades. Each individual print is matted to include the original signatures of two of these extraordinary Victoria Cross recipients.

The Victoria Cross Edition is fully conservation matted and includes all the signatures of the RAF Limited Edition, and also Two Victoria Cross recipients. Seven signatures in total.

Warrant Officer NORMAN CYRIL JACKSON VC (matted)
Wing Commander RODERICK LEAROYD VC (matted)

THE RAAF LIMITED EDITION

This edition is signed by THREE RAAF Airmen who flew Lancasters with 619 Squadron.

Flying Officer NORMAN A. GAMPE RAAF
Flight Lieutenant JOHN M. GRANT RAAF
Flying Officer BERNARD T. HUCKS DFC RAAF



Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 27 1/8" x 17 3/4" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free

 

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PRINT PRICES

THE RAF EDITION
UK £120.00
Edition Size - 500

THE RAAF EDITION
UK £120.00
Edition Size - 100

THE ARTIST PROOF - RAF EDITION
UK £160.00
Edition Size - 25

THE VICTORIA CROSS PROOFS
UK £295.00
Edition Size - 50

Overseas orders please contact us for postage quote for Victoria Cross edition.

 

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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.

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:

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Original drawing:

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Certificate of Authenticity:

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