The Biff Boys

Robert Taylor

 

 

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The Biff Boys Robert Taylor

The tough but agile Bristol F.2 Fighter, affectionately called the "Biff", was to become the most successful fighter of the First World War, by 1918 helping restore the Allies' superiority in the skies over the Western Front.

Robert Taylor's new aerial masterwork captures perfectly the scenario on that decisive morning in November 1917. Lt. Powell is seen pumping a deadly burst of machine gun fire into a diving Albatross as the aerial duel wheels and turns in a magnificent skyscape high above Cambrai. Prints of this impressive new painting "The Biff Boys" are issued together with a matching-numbered companion drawing "Camels on Patrol", signed during his lifetime by famous First World War fighter pilot, Henry Botterell.

 

 

PRINT DETAILS

The Signed and Numbered Edition

Signatories : Henry J. L. Botterell 1896 – 2003 (companion print Camels on Patrol)

The Signed and Numbered Prints of this impressive new painting “The Biff Boys” are issued together with a matching-numbered companion drawing “Camels on Patrol”, signed during his lifetime by famous First World War fighter pilot Henry Botterell. This is an outstanding opportunity for aviation art collectors to share a moment of air combat history that happened almost a century ago.

Camels on Patrol (Matching Numbered Companion Print)
Camels on Patrol (Matching Numbered Companion Print)

 

World War One Fighter Pilot, Flt Lt Henry J.L. Botterell in his Sopwith Camel, 1918.
World War One Fighter Pilot, Flt Lt Henry J.L. Botterell in his Sopwith Camel, 1918.

 

The Artist Proof Edition

Signatories : Henry J. L. Botterell 1896 – 2003 (companion print Camels on Patrol) Henry Allingham (Main Print "The Biff Boys")

The Artist Proof Edition also have the main print “The Biff Boys” signed by Henry Allingham, who at age 112 is the oldest surviving combatant from the First World War. He is Britain's oldest living man and the second oldest man in the World.

Henry Allingham Signing copies of "The Biff Boys" in London - 2008
Henry Allingham Signing copies of "The Biff Boys" in London - 2008

 

Henry Allingham
Henry Allingham

 

The Richthofen Tribute Portfolio Edition

Signatories : Henry J. L. Botterell 1896 – 2003 (companion print Camels on Patrol) Henry Allingham (Main Print "The Biff Boys") Charles A. W. Watson 1899 – 2005
(Close Shave companion print) Matted to also include the original signature of Manfred Albrecht von Richthofen 1892 - 1918.

The Richthofen Tribute Proof Portfolio consists of only Five copies, and is truly unique in every sense. In addition to Henry Allingham’s signature on “The Biff Boys”, and Henry Botterell’s signature on “Camels on Patrol”, a separate special companion print “Close Shave”, solely issued with this portfolio and personally signed by Charles E. Watson RFC, observer/gunner on Bristol Fighters with 11 Squadron during the First World War. It has been conservation matted with the RFC Wings and Blue Max to include the signature of the legendary Manfred von Richthofen.

 

The Richthofen Tribute Proof Portfolio "Close Shave" (Companion Print)
The Richthofen Tribute Proof Portfolio "Close Shave" (Companion Print)



Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 30 1/2"x 23 1/2" (inches) "The Biff Boys"

Overall Print Size 21 3/4"x 15 1/4" (inches) "Camels on Patrol"

Overall Matte Size 22 1/2"x 22 1/2" (inches) Portfolio Companion Print "Close Shave"

Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Print
UK £200.00
Edition Size - 600

The Artist Proof Edition
UK £375.00
Edition Size - 65

The Richthofen Tribute Proof Portfolio
UK £3450.00
Edition Size - 5

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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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Matted (or mounted) print:

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Original drawing:

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Certificate of Authenticity:

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