Richard Taylor Catalogue

Liberation

SAINTE MÈRE ÉGLISE, JUNE 1944

by Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor Aviation Art Liberation SAINTE MÈRE ÉGLISE, JUNE 1944

 

For nearly four years, the swastika had flown belligerently over the small town of Sainte Mere Eglise in Normandy. Suddenly, shortly after midnight on the night of 5/6th June 1944, parachutists from the 82nd Airborne Division began landing in and around the town.

By 04.30, after a tough fire fight, troopers from the 505th PIR had raised another flag over the town – the Stars and Stripes – and Sainte Mere Eglise had become the first town in Normandy to be liberated by the Allies on D-Day. Sherman tanks landing on nearby Utah Beach with the US VII Corps were soon passing through the newly liberated town on the way to the front.

This wonderful and moving tribute has been issued to commemorate the men that fought so gallantly at Normandy in 1944 and the edition has been signed by some of the most eminent veterans to take part in the action, fighting from Normandy to final victory in Germany.

THE LIMITED EDITION
This unique Limited Edition has been signed by THREE outstanding American veterans who fought with the 82nd Airborne Division in Normandy, including James Megellas, the 82nd’s most highly decorated officer.

Lieutenant Colonel JAMES ‘MAGGIE’ MEGELLAS
Commander of H Company - the most decorated officer in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Sergeant BOB BEARDEN
507th PIR - his small group of about 50 troopers liberated the town of Fresville.

Sergeant MILTON SCHLESENER
D Company, 505th PIR - participated in an amazing FOUR combat jumps during WWII.

135 Limited Edition Prints
25 Artist Proofs:

Overall print size: 31½” wide x 26¾” high

THE REMARQUE EDITIONS (with 3 signatures)
Richard Taylor’s Remarque drawings are now widely regarded as among the finest in the industry. Two editions will be issued. The first will each have a single remarque; the second, restricted to just TEN COPIES, will be issued with a DOUBLE SIZE remarque, measuring approximately 10” wide.

25 Remarques -
10 Double Remarques

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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.