Tactical Support

Richard Taylor

 

 

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Tactical Support Richard Taylor

With bright yellow spinners and distinctive twin-booms glinting in the June sunshine, two Lockheed P-38 Lightnings of the USAAF's 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group hurtle low over Pegasus Bridge as they race across the Normandy landscape shortly after the D-Day landings, June 1944. Flying from their base at Kings Cliffe in Cambridgeshire they have today been tasked to support the advancing allied forces; they will strafe and bomb the enemy lines, destroying enemy communications, armour and ground targets, causing as much chaos and disruption as they can. Dangerous work, these low-level missions, but tasks that the tough Lockheed P-38 Lightning pilots relish.

Richard Taylor's evocative new painting recreates the scene over Pegasus Bridge shortly after D-Day as a pair of Lockheed P-38 Lightnings thunder inland in support of the advancing allied armies. Below, signs of the recent action are still plainly visible as trucks and their exhausted drivers hasten back to the beach-head to collect reinforcements. Each print in the edition is signed by pilots who flew the Lockheed P-38 Lightning in combat in Europe, together with veterans who fought on D-Day.

 

PRINT DETAILS

The Limited Edition

Each print in this edition is personally authenticated by the artist Richard Taylor and by two pilots who flew the Lockheed P-38 Lightning in Europe during World War Two

Captain JAMES KUNKLE
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM WILLIS

The Veterans Edition

The Veterans Edition is signed by the artist Richard Taylor and also countersigned by an additional P-38 pilot, together with three Army veterans who fought on D-Day, making a total of Six signatures in this edition.

Captain JAMES KUNKLE
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM WILLIS

Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM POPE
Staff Sergeant PETER BOYLE
Sergeant TITCH RAYNER
Sergeant BILL TRUE

The Veterans Artist Proof and Remarque Editions

The Veterans Edition Artist Proof and Remarque Editions are signed by the artist Richard Taylor and also countersigned by an additional P-38 pilot, together with three Army veterans who fought on D-Day, making a total of Six signatures in this edition.

Captain JAMES KUNKLE
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM WILLIS

Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM POPE
Staff Sergeant PETER BOYLE
Sergeant TITCH RAYNER
Sergeant BILL TRUE

 

The Veterans Edition Remarques

Richard Taylor's skillfully executed pencil remarques have become increasingly sought after, and those issued with Tactical Support will be no different. Full of detail and content, there are two separate remarque editions; the first, consisting of 25 copies, will each have an ORIGINAL pencil drawing, gracefully hand crafted by the artist. The second, the deluxe edition, is restricted to just Ten copies and are issued with a full double size remarque drawing, measuring approximately 10" wide.

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 33"x 23" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Edition
UK £110.00
Edition Size - 350

The Veterans Edition
UK £135.00
Edition Size - 60

The Veterans Artist Proof Edition
UK £170.00
Edition Size - 25

The Veterans Remarque Edition
UK £285.00
Edition Size - 25

The Veterans Double Remarque Edition
UK £465.00
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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