Vital Force

Richard Taylor

 

 

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Vital Force Richard Taylor

For perhaps the sixth time today, profoundly outnumbered, the RAF’s young fighter pilots will intercept yet another Luftwaffe force as the evil raiders invade their beloved airspace. It is August 1940, and the Battle of Britain is raging towards its ferocious climax all over southern England.

Richard Taylor’s poignant new painting captures eloquently the urgency of a scramble – an everyday occurrence during those frantic days in the summer of 1940. Battle of Britain ace Flight Lieutenant Ian Gleed leads a detachment of Hawker Hurricane Mk1s from 87 Squadron as they climb out of their Exeter airfield during the peak of the battle in the high summer of 1940.

 

PRINT DETAILS

Joining artist Richard Taylor, each of the 460 prints in the edition carries the original signatures of distinguished Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane pilots.


THE LIMITED EDITION

Flight Lieutenant PETER HAIRS MD
Flight Lieutenant BILL GREEN
Group Captain BYRON DUCKENFIELD AFC

THE ARTIST PROOFS & REMARQUE EDITIONS

These Six signature editions are additionally signed by:

Wing Commander BOB DOE DSO DFC*
Wing Commander JOHN ?TIM' ELKINGTON
Wing Commander TONY PICKERING

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 34 5/8" x 22 7/8" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

The Limited Edition
UK £95.00
Edition Size - 400

Artist Proof Edition
UK £125.00
Edition Size - 25

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Remarque Edition
UK £265.00
Edition Size - 25

Double Remarques - Subject to availability
UK £445.00
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:

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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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