Unscheduled Arrival by Richard Taylor
ANNOUNCING AN OUTSTANDING NEW TRIBUTE TO THE MEN OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
September 1940, and Mk1 Spitfires from 19 Sqn have been ordered south to engage heavily escorted Luftwaffe bomber formations heading for the Thames Estuary and London. Following intense fighting the Spitfires ammunition is expended, and low on fuel the squadron makes a hurried landing at a forward airfield to replenish empty tanks and re-arm. Within minutes they will be airborne again.
Together with the uninviting waters of the Channel, the RAF were the only thing stopping an invasion by Hitlers all-conquering Panzers. Completely outnumbered Fighter Command had been forced to go head to head with the most powerful air force in the world and, by the end of October, through raw courage and determination were victorious.
Regarded as one of the best pencil artists in the industry, Richard has hand-crafted this superb drawing on to antique buff paper with intense colour skilfully interwoven into his delicate pencil work, creating a stunning collectors piece. Reproduced directly from his original work, this new limited edition is autographed by some of the Battle of Britains most admired veterans:
THE LIMITED EDITION - 3 signature edition
Together with the artist every print is personally signed by three famous Battle of Britain fighter pilots:
Squadron Leader TONY IVESON DFC Spitfires / 616 Sqn
Wing Commander TERENCE KANE Spitfires / 234 Sqn
Wing Commander TOM NEIL DFC* AFC Hurricanes / 249 Sqn
150 signed & numbered prints £75
Overall print size: 23¾" wide x 10½" high
THE COLLECTORS EDITION - 6 signature edition
In addition to the three fighter pilots who have signed the Limited Edition, each print in the Collectors Edition has been personally autographed by a further three Battle of Britain veterans:
Wing Commander TIM ELKINGTON Hurricanes / 1 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant 'BOB' HUGHES DFC AE Bleinhems / 23 Sqn
Squadron Leader NIGEL ROSE Spitfires / 602 Sqn
100 Collectors Edition
25 Collectors Edition Artist Proofs
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN REMARQUE EDITIONS
THE SINGLE REMARQUES
Only fifteen of these outstanding TEN SIGNATURE Tribute Remarques will be issued. With all the signatures of the Collectors Edition, each print will have an original pencil remarque, hand-crafted to order by the artist in the lower margin below the image. The print is then individually conservation matted to include the original pencil signatures of a further four highly decorated Battle of Britain fighter pilots.
THE DOUBLE REMARQUES
Each double-size remarque drawing will be individually created on a separate sheet of buff paper in Richards trademark pencil and paint combination and set into the conservation matting along with the four additional pilot signatures:
Group Captain BILLY DRAKE DSO DFC* Hurricanes / 213 Sqn
Wing Commander VIVIAN SNELL Hurricanes / 103 & 501 Sqn
Flight Lieutenant RICHARD JONES Spitfires / 64 & 19 Sqn
Squadron Leader JOCELYN MILLARD Hurricanes / 1 Sqn
Already celebrated for his undoubted skill with a pencil, Richard's original drawings are in high demand on the open market and we expect this edition to be in great demand, so please contatc us for availability or to request your specific remarque drawing.
15 Tribute Remarques
10 Tribute Double Remarques
Overall matted size: Approx 22" wide x 17½" high (sizes may vary)