The Wolfpack

Robert Taylor

 

 

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The Wolfpack Robert Taylor

On 26 November, 1943, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolts of the 56th Fighter Group were tasked to escort Consolidated B-24 Liberators of the 392nd Bomb Group on a dangerous mission to attack the heavily defended industrial and dockyard facilities in the German port of Bremen. Hub Zemke knew the Luftwaffe would be waiting for them as they approached the target, and they were – in force! It was to become a day of high drama. With the Luftwaffe throwing all the fighters they could muster at the American heavy bombers,a massive aerial battle ensued. In the running dogfights high over Bremen, the “Wolfpack” claimed their most successful action of the war with 23 confirmed kills, 3 probables, and 9 damaged, creating an all-time record in the European Theatre. The 392nd’s Consolidated B-24 Liberators could not have been in safer hands on that eventful day.

 

PRINT DETAILS

THE SIGNED AND NUMBERED EDITION

The Signed and Numbered Edition has been signed by Three highly respected 56th Fighter Group fighter pilots, including the legendary Ace, ‘Bud’ Mahurin.

Colonel WALKER 'BUD' MAHURIN
Brigadier General LESLIE C. SMITH
Brigadier General LYLE ADRIANSE


THE COLLECTORS EDITION

This Collectors Edition is additionally signed by a further Six distinguished pilots and is issued with Robert Taylor’s pilot signed companion print ‘A Pack of Wolves’. A total of Nine signatures in this edition.

Lieutenant JOHN BRADSHAW (Companion Print)
Colonel BILLY GENE EDENS (Companion Print)
Captain WALTER GROCE (Main Print)
Chief Warrant Officer RUSSELL KYLER (Companion Print)
Colonel ROBERT 'SHORTY' RANKIN (Companion Print)
Lieutenant Colonel EDGAR WHITLEY (MainPrint)

A Pack of Wolves Companion Print
A Pack of Wolves Companion Print

 

THE ARTIST PROOF EDITION

The Artist Proof Edition is accompanied with the companion print ‘A Pack of Wolves’ and is additionally signed by further Three 56th F.G. pilots, including Bunny Comstock, pilot of the second aircraft in Robert’s painting. A total of Twelve signatures in this edition.

Colonel HAROLD 'BUNNY' COMSTOCK (Main Print)
Major MICHAEL B. GLADYCH (Main Print)
Captain SHIRLEY 'S.D.' ULCH (Main Print)

THE WOLFPACK TRIBUTE EDITION

Released with all the components of the Artist Proofs, as a superb extra bonus, the Wolfpack Tribute Proofs are published with the companion print ‘A Pack Of Wolves’ matted to museum quality to include the signatures of the three most famous Aces associated with the 56th Fighter Group –‘Hub’ Zemke. ‘Gabby’ Gabreski, and Robert Johnson. This outstanding edition has a total of Seventeen signatures.

Colonel GORDON BATDORF (Companion Print)
Colonel FRANCIS 'GABBY' GABRESKI * (matted with Companion Print)
Lt. Colonel ROBERT S. JOHNSON * (matted with Companion Print)
Colonel ROBERT WINTERS (Companion Print)
Colonel 'HUB' ZEMKE * (matted with Companion Print)

A Pack of Wolves Companion Print (Conservation Matted)
A Pack of Wolves Companion Print (Conservation Matted)




Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 34 3/4"x 26 1/2" (inches) "The Wolfpack Print "

Overall Print Size 20 1/2"x 16 1/2" (inches) "Companion Print "

Overall Matte Size 24 1/2"x 20" (inches) "Companion Print"

Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Print
UK £200.00
Edition Size - 400

The Collectors Edition
UK £275.00
Edition Size - 350

The Wolfpack Artist Proofs
UK £415.00
Edition Size - 25

The Wolfpack Tribute Proofs
UK £525.00
Edition Size - 50

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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.

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Remarqued print:

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Companion print:

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Original drawing:

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Certificate of Authenticity:

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