The Dambusters - Inbound to Target

Robert Taylor

 

 

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The Dambusters - Inbound to Target Robert Taylor

Every print in this breathtakingly beutiful new limited edition by Robert Taylor has been individually signed in pencil by Six surviving air crew veterans and a ground crew veteran of the Dams raid, including the sole-surviving Dambuster pilot, New Zealander Les Munro DSO,DFC,RNZAF.

The crews of 617 Squadron that took part in the epic dams raid on the night of 16/17 May 1943 were amongst the finest in the RAF, especially the pilots. They were the elite of Bomber Command and when they left RAF Scampton that night, the skills of their pilots - some of the finest bomber pilots of the Second World War, would be tested to the limit.

First, they must guide their aircraft across heavily defended enemy territory at altitudes often as low as fifty feet, dodging flack, trees, buildings and power lines and then they must attack their targets with a precision unmatched in the annals of the RAF. Of all the pilots who took to the skies that night, no one was more accomplished at low - level flying than Flight Lieutenant "Mick" Martin and it his aircraft - Avro Lancaster AJ-P, that Robert Taylor has chosen to portray in his highly evocotive new work "Inbound to Target". In company with Flight Lieutenant John Hopgood in the distance, they follow one of the many canals of Holland, wingtips bareley missing the sails of the windmills, en-route to the Mohne Dam.

Delicately crafted in a subtle, unique blend of pencil and paint, Robert Taylor's latest masterpiece is a truly stunning and highly individual rendition of this most famous mission. Printed on the latest precision press, each of these exclusive limited edition prints is a true and faithful reproduction of his masterful original.

 

PRINT DETAILS

THE LIMITED EDITION & ARTIST PROOFS

Every print in this superb limited edition has been personally signed in pencil by the artist Robert Taylor together with the Six surviving air crew veterans and a ground crew veteran of the Dams raid, including the sole-surviving Dambuster pilot, New Zealander Les Munro DSO,DFC,RNZAF.

Signatories

Sergeant Ray Grayston RAF, Squadron Leader George Johnson DFM RAF, Corporal Kenneth Lucas RAF, Flight Sergeant Grant Mcdonald RCAF, Squadron Leader Les Munro DSO DFC RNZAF, Sergeant Fred Sutherland RCAF.

 

THE PUBLISHER PROOF EDITION

The Fifty Publisher Proofs have been signed by all Six of the veterans from the limited edition. However, in addition, each of these elegent proofs has been individually matted to contain the authentic signatures of another Six legendary Dambuster pilots and crew, five of whom were decorated for their part in the epic Dambuster raid.

Signatories

Squadron Leader Ken Brown CGM RCAF, Flight Lieutenant Edward Johnson DFC RAF, Air Marshall Sir Harold "Mick" Martin KCB CB DSO DFC AFC RAAF, Flying Officer Dave Roger DFC RCAF, Squadron Leader David Shannon DSO DFC RAAF, Flight Lieutenant Bill Townsend CGM DFM RAF.

The Dambusters - Inbound to Target Robert Taylor - Matted Publisher Proof Edition.

The Dambusters - Inbound to Target Robert Taylor - Matted Publisher Proof Edition.

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 21 3/4" x 14 3/8" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

Publishers Proof Edition - Overall Matted Size 25 1/2"x 21 1/4" (inches) (Conservation Matted)

 

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PRINT PRICES

The Limited Edition Print
UK £135.00 Edition Size - 225

The Publishers Proof Edition
UK £295.00 Edition Size - 50

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The Artist Proof Edition
UK £225.00 Edition Size - 25

 

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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:

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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