Into The Fray

Richard Taylor

 

 

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Into The Fray Richard Taylor

AN OUTSTANDING NEW RELEASE TO COMMEMORATE THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hawker Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is September 1940, and the climax of the Battle of Britain.

Throughout those critical months in 1940, the RAF engaged opposing pilots of the Luftwaffe time and time again and Richards’s atmospheric new painting depicts one such frantic engagement as one of the most legendary fighter Aces of the War, Douglas Bader leads his unit into battle. The edition carries truly outstanding signatures, the like of which may never be repeated, creating a classic Battle of Britain collectors piece.

 

PRINT DETAILS

The Limited Edition

Joining artist Richard Taylor, each print in this limited edition has been individually signed in pencil by two Fighter Pilots that flew Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain.

Gp Capt BILLY DRAKE DSO DFC* - 213 Sqn
Gp Capt BYRON DUCKENFIELD AFC - 501 Sqn

The Collectors Proofs, Artist Proof & Remarque Editions

The Collectors Proof, Artist Proof and Remarque editions are additionally signed by the following pilots that flew Hawker Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain, a total of Six signatures in these editions.

Wg Cdr TIM ELKINGTON - 1 Sqn
Sqn Ldr ‘BOB’ FOSTER DFC - 605 Sqn
A/Cdre JOHN ELLACOMBE CB DFC* - 151 Sqn
Sqn Ldr TONY PICKERING AFC - 501 Sqn

Richard Taylor's Remarques

Richard Taylor’s beautiful, highly detailed pencil remarques are now some of the most collectible items in the world of aviation art, and for this publication there will be a choice of two editions, both featuring the outstanding Handley Page Halifax. The first will each have a single Original pencil drawing gracefully hand crafted by the artist, and the second, de-luxe edition, will be issued as an outstanding DOUBLE SIZE Remarque drawing, measuring approximately 10" wide

The Battle of Britain Tribute Edition

Along with a copy of the Collectors edition print these magnificent Tribute Editions are issued with a unique and highly-collectible original pencil drawing, personally autographed by Ten Battle of Britain Pilots and matted to include the original pencil signatures of a further three of the most prominent pilots to fly in this crucial conflict, including the legendary fighter leader, Sir Douglas Bader – there are a total of Nineteen signatures in this edition. Richard's pencil work is nothing short of superb and widely regarded as amongst the best in the industry.

Sqn Ldr JOCELYN MILLARD AE - Hurricanes / 1 Sqn
Wg Cdr TOM NEIL DFC AFC AE - Hurricanes / 249 Sqn
Sqn Ldr ROY MCGOWAN - Hurricanes / 46 Sqn
Sqn Ldr LAWRENCE THOROGOOD - Hurricanes / 87 Sqn
Wg Cdr KEN MACKENZIE DFC AFC AE - Hurricanes / 501 Sqn
W.O DAVID DENCHFIELD - Spitfires / 610 Sqn
Wg Cdr PADDY BARTHROPP DFC AFC - Spitfires / 602 Sqn
Wg Cdr ERIC BARWELL DFC* AE - Defiants/ 262 Sqn
Sqn Ldr BASIL ‘STAPME’ STAPLETON DFC - Spitfires/ 603 Sqn
Sqn Ldr A.C LEIGH DFC DFM - Spitfires/ 64 Sqn

Matted signatures

Gp Capt Sir DOUGLAS BADER CBE DSO* DFC* - Hurricanes / 242 Sqn
Gp Capt GEORGE UNWIN DSO DFM* - Spitfires / 19 Sqn
Gp Capt FRANK CAREY CBE DFC** AFC DFM - Hurricanes / 3 Squadron

Into The Fray Richard Taylor - Battle of Britain Tribute Edition. Original Pencil Drawing
Into The Fray Richard Taylor - Battle of Britain Tribute Edition. Original Pencil Drawing

 

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 34 3/4" x 21 1/2" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

Battle of Britain Tribute Edition - Overall Matted Size 18 1/2" x 15" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.(Conservation Matted)

 

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PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Edition
UK £110.00
Edition Size - 350

The Collectors Edition
UK £150.00
Edition Size - 150

The Collectors Edition Artist Proof
UK £175.00
Edition Size - 25

Remarque Edition
UK £275.00
Edition Size - 25

Double Remarque Edition
UK £455.00
Edition Size - 10

The Battle of Britain Tribute Edition
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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