Richard Taylor Catalogue

INTO THE FRAY

by Richard Taylor

Into the Fray by Richard Taylor Aviation Art

 

AN OUTSTANDING NEW PORTFOLIO TO COMMEMORATE THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN



Squadron Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hurricanes of 242 Squadron in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel 111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66 Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is September 1940, and the climax of the Battle of Britain.

Throughout those critical months in 1940, the RAF engaged opposing pilots of the Luftwaffe time and time again and Richards’s atmospheric new painting depicts one such frantic engagement as one of the most legendary fighter Aces of the War, Douglas Bader leads his unit into battle. The edition carries truly outstanding signatures, the like of which may never be repeated, creating a classic Battle of Britain collectors piece.

Overall print size, approx: 343/4” wide x 211/2” high


THE LIMITED EDITION

Joining artist Richard Taylor, each print in this limited edition has been individually signed in pencil by two Fighter Pilots that flew Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain.

Gp Capt BILLY DRAKE DSO DFC* - 213 Sqn
Gp Capt BYRON DUCKENFIELD AFC - 501 Sqn

350 Signed & Numbered - 2 signatures

THE COLLECTORS’ EDITION REMARQUE & TRIBUTE EDITIONS
Together with the two Remarque and Tribute Editions, the SIX signature Collectors’ Edition is additionally signed by the following pilots that flew Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain:

Wg Cdr TIM ELKINGTON - 1 Sqn
Sqn Ldr ‘BOB’ FOSTER DFC - 605 Sqn
A/Cdre JOHN ELLACOMBE CB DFC* - 151 Sqn
Sqn Ldr TONY PICKERING AFC - 501 Sqn

150 Collectors Proofs - 6 signatures
25 Artist Proofs - 6 signatures

THE REMARQUES
Richard Taylor’s highly detailed pencil remarques are now some of the most collectible in the world of aviation art, and for this publication there will be a choice of two editions. 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 as an outstanding DOUBLE SIZE Remarque drawing, measuring approximately 10? wide!

25 Remarques - 6 signatures
10 Double Remarques - 6 signatures

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN TRIBUTE EDITION

Richard's pencil work is nothing short of superb and widely regarded as amongst the best in the industry. Along with a copy of the Collectors edition print these magnificent Tribute Proofs are issued with a unique and highly-collectible original pencil drawing, personally autographed by TEN Battle of Britain Pilots and matted to include the original pencil signatures of a further three of the most prominent pilots to fly in this crucial conflict, including the legendary fighter leader, Sir Douglas Bader – there are a total of NINETEEN signatures in this edition:

Sqn Ldr JOCELYN MILLARD AE - Hurricanes / 1 Sqn
Wg Cdr TOM NEIL DFC AFC AE - Hurricanes / 249 Sqn
Sqn Ldr ROY MCGOWAN - Hurricanes / 46 Sqn
Sqn Ldr LAWRENCE THOROGOOD - Hurricanes / 87 Sqn
Wg Cdr KEN MACKENZIE DFC AFC AE - Hurricanes / 501 Sqn
W.O DAVID DENCHFIELD - Spitfires / 610 Sqn
Wg Cdr PADDY BARTHROPP DFC AFC - Spitfires / 602 Sqn
Wg Cdr ERIC BARWELL DFC* AE - Defiants/ 262 Sqn
Sqn Ldr BASIL ‘STAPME’ STAPLETON DFC - Spitfires/ 603 Sqn
Sqn Ldr A.C LEIGH DFC DFM - Spitfires/ 64 Sqn

Matted signatures
Gp Capt Sir DOUGLAS BADER CBE DSO* DFC* - Hurricanes / 242 Sqn
Gp Capt GEORGE UNWIN DSO DFM* - Spitfires / 19 Sqn
Gp Capt FRANK CAREY CBE DFC** AFC DFM - Hurricanes / 3 Squadron

Battle of Britain Tribute  Proofs by Richard Taylor

 

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN TRIBUTE PROOFS
Edition Size - 10 -

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RICHARD TAYLOR
Richard Taylor is a young talent not to be ignored. His abounding enthusiasm for painting aircraft, and the distinctive natural flair of this young professional artist is clearly demonstrated in this, his very first aviation painting to be issued as a limited edition. In joining The Military Gallery – the same international publishing house that has represented his illustrious father over 30 years – Richard Taylor is set to carve out an exciting career for himself: a career that the most discerning collectors of the genre will no doubt wish to hold a stake in from the very outset.