Richard Taylor Catalogue

HOLDING THE TIDE
- THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL -

by Richard Taylor

Holding The Tide Richard Taylor Aviation Art, F4F Wildcats


On 7 August 1942, just eight months after the dramatic events at Pearl Harbor, the United States First Marine Division stormed ashore on the island of Guadalcanal. It was the opening gambit of the land war in the Pacific.
Richard Taylor’s new masterpiece portrays Captain Joe Foss as he leads the F4F Wildcats of VMF-121 back to Henderson Field after a day of desperate fighting against the Japanese in the skies over the steaming jungles of Guadalcanal in November 1942 - it would be another three months before the island was finally secured.


THE LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Richard Taylor, each print in this limited edition has been individually signed in pencil by TWO highly-distinguished Pilots who flew the Wildcat in combat, and fought in the Pacific Theater.

Commander LESLIE FORTNER USN
Captain STANLEY ‘SWEDE’ VEJTASA USN

350 Signed & Numbered £110inc vat (£93.62+vat)

THE COLLECTORS EDITION AND REMARQUED EDITIONS

Together with the two Remarque Editions, the FOUR signature Collectors’ Edition is signed by two of the most decorated and famous exponent Aces of the Wildcat in aerial combat.

Commander LESLIE FORTNER USN
Captain STANLEY ‘SWEDE’ VEJTASA USN

Commander DEAN LAIRD USN
Lieutenant Colonel JIM SWETT USMC Medal of Honor

70 Collectors Proofs

25 Artist Proofs


THE REMARQUES
Richard Taylor’s beautiful, highly detailed pencil remarques are now some of the most collectible items in the world of aviation art, and for this publication there will be a choice of two editions, both featuring the outstanding F4F Wildcat. The first will each have a single ORIGINAL pencil drawing gracefully hand crafted by the artist, and the second, de-luxe edition, will be issued with either TWO separate and individual drawings, or an outstanding DOUBLE SIZE Remarque drawing, measuring approximately 10? wide!


25 Remarques 1

10 Double Remarques

THE MEDAL OF HONOR TRIBUTE EDITION

Richard's pencil work is nothing short of superb and widely regarded as amongst the best in the industry. These magnificent Tribute Proofs, comprising the four signature print issued with a unique and highly-collectible ORIGINAL pencil drawing, are additionally issued with the matted signatures of no less than FOUR USMC holders of America’s highest military award for heroism, the coveted Congressional Medal of Honor, bestowed for “conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.”

Holding The Tide Tribute Pencil Drawing by Richard Taylor

With such a limited number this edition is likely to sell out quickly so please contact us for availability.

Main Print

Commander LESLIE FORTNER USN
Captain STANLEY ‘SWEDE’ VEJTASA USN

Commander DEAN LAIRD USN
Lieutenant Colonel JIM SWETT USMC Medal of Honor

Companion Print

Colonel JEFFERSON J. DE BLANC USMC Medal of Honor
Brigadier General JOSEPH J. FOSS USMC Medal of Honor
Brigadier General ROBERT E.GALER USMC Medal of Honor
Lieutenant KENNETH A. WALSH USMC Medal of Honor


10 Matted Tribute Editions

 

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