Vital Support

Robert Taylor

 

 

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Vital Support Robert Taylor

Crucial to every squadron in the RAF were the unsung heroes of World War Two - the ground crew. Without the vital support of these dedicated men who refuelled the aircraft, rearmed them, maintained them and kept them flying, the pilots and aircrew would, quite simply, never have got into the air. Robert Taylor's drawing Vital Support, the latest in his new Graphite Portfolio Series, shows ground crew bombing up a De Havilland Mosquito of RAF Bomber Command.

 

PRINT DETAILS

Joining artist Robert Taylor, every print has been signed by Ten De Havilland Mosquito pilots and crew as their personal tribute to the men who supported them so faithfully:

The Limited Edition

Flight Lieutenant RAY HARRINGTON
Wing Commander BRANSE BURBRIDGE DSO* DFC*
Wing Commander ERIC BARWELL
Flight Lieutenant KEN TEMPEST,
Warrant Officer BERTWINWOOD
Squadron Leader TOMMYBROOM DFC
Flight Lieutenant AUBREY 'HILLI' HILLIARD
Flight Lieutenant GEOFFREY PERKS,
Flying Officer MAURICE WEBB DFM
Flying Officer JACK YOUENS

The De Havilland Prototype Edition

In addition to the ten pilots and crew who have signed the Limited Edition, each print has been individually hand matted to include an original fragment of Madapolam Fabric that belonged to De Havilland 98 Mosquito Prototype W4050. Also matted are the original signatures of two of the greatest Mosquito pilots of all time:

Group Captain JOHN CUNNINGHAM CBE DSO** DFC* AE DL FRAeS
Group Captain LEONARD CHESHIRE VC OM DSO** DFC*



Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 14 1/2" x 11 1/4" (Unmatted) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

Signed and Numbered Print
UK £125.00
Edition Size - 200

The De Havilland Edition
UK £295.00
Edition Size - 95

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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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