Schweinfurt the Second Mission

Robert Taylor

 

 

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Schweinfurt the Second Mission Robert Taylor

This superb new aerial combat painting from the worlds most collected aviation artist, shows Colonel Budd Peaslee's B-17 Flying Fortress - Equipose, flown by lead pilot Kemp Maclaughlin, leading the Fortresses of the 92nd Bomb Group en-route to the vital ballbearing factories at Schweinfurt. High over Germany, beyond the range of Allied fighter cover, the unprotected B-17s come under relentless attack from enemy fighters. Losses are high. Undeterred, the valiant crews press on to the target, their relentless determination and courage on that “Black Thursday” forever etched into aviation folk lore.

 

PRINT DETAILS


THE LIMITED EDITION

Each print in The Limited Edition has been signed by THREE pilots, all veterans of the second Schweinfurt mission on 14 October 1943, including the mission command pilot.

General J. KEMP McLAUGHLIN
First Lieutenant WILBUR ‘BUD’ KLINT
First Lieutenant JOHN P. NOACK

THE SCHWEINFURT EDITION

Each print in the Schweinfurt Edition has been individually signed by an additional seven veterans from the second Schweinfurt mission. There are a total of TEN signatures in this edition.

First Lieutenant FREDERICK J. BIRD
Technical Sergeant JACK R. GOETZ
Captain MALCOLM H. HIGGINS
Technical Sergeant BILL E. MARTIN
Chief Master Sergeant ROY C. McGINNIS
Captain JAMES A. 'PETE' MULLINAX
Staff Sergeant BEN ROBERTS

THE COMMEMORATIVE PROOF EDITION

The Commemorative Proof Edition has been individually signed by an additional Thirteen veterans from the second Schweinfurt mission. Each Commemorative Proof comes with a companion pencil print 'Black Thursday' signed by a Luftwaffe veteran of the Second Schweinfurt Raid, making an incredible Twenty Four signature edition.

First Lieutenant EARL G. BASON
First Lieutenant JAY G. COBERLY
First Lieutenant ROY G. DAVIDSON Jnr
Staff Sergeant MARSHALL L. FISHER
Technical Sergeant EDWARD K. FOX
Colonel ED MILLSON
Captain THOMAS A. PARKS
Staff Sergeant ROBERT RICKEL
Technical Sergeant GEORGE G. ROBERTS
First Lieutenant JOHN SCARBOROUGH
Colonel ROBERT M. SLANE
First Lieutenant DONALD SPRINGER
Lieutenant Colonel HENRY E. TESSIEN
Feldwebel ADOLF DENZ (Companion Drawing)

Black Thursday Robert Taylor
Black Thursday. Print size 20 3/4" x 14 3/8"

Lieutenant Colonel ARVID O. DAHL**
Sergeant MATHIAS J. KREMER**
Captain FOSTER ‘FOSS’RODDA**

** In addition, a number of prints in the edition are also signed by three veterans of the second Schweinfurt mission, making a total of TWENTY SEVEN signatures. These are issued at no extra charge to the first orders received, so please order early to avoid disappointment.

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 36" x 24" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free

 

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PRINT PRICES

The Limited Edition
UK £200.00
Edition Size -
SOLD OUT

The Schweinfurt Edition
UK £275.00
Edition Size - 325

Three Signature Artist Proof
UK £325.00
Edition Size - 25

Commemorative Proofs
UK £495.00
Edition Size -
SOLD OUT

 

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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:

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Matted (or mounted) print:

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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:

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