by Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor's latest painting, recreates an encounter on 19 February 1945. As dawn breaks over the Pacific, a determined force of Japanese Ki-44's launch a surprise attack on a large formation of USAAF B-29 Superfortresses as they approach the Japanese mainland. B-29 gunners let rip as one fighter flashes past, with a second fighter closing at high speed. Chunks of the B-29's port wing and aileron have been taken out in the initial attack, and with another Japanese fighter fast on its tail, the outcome of this particular encounter hangs in the balance.
Overall print size: 30½” wide x 23½” high
THREE veterans of the Pacific War who flew B-29s in the assault on mainland Japan, have added great authenticity to Richard Taylor's new Limited Edition by signing each print. The edition is also signed by the artist, and individually hand numbered.
Lieutenant Colonel RALPH NUTTER
Each print is issued with a companion print
INTO THE SUN- Artist Signed only
With the onset of dawn, Captain Yoshio Yoshida, an Ace with 6 victories
over B29s to his credit, together with other pilots of the 3rd Chutai,
70th Sentai, power their Nagajima Ki44s into an attacking position ready
to strike the strong incoming force of B29 Superfortresses in the distance
beyond. Within a few minutes another titanic clash will erupt in the skies
over Japan as the B29 crews fight their way through to the target.
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THE REMARQUE EDITION
In the short period of time that Richard Taylor has been published by
the Military Gallery, his pencil remarques have evolved into highly skilled
pieces of original art. More and more detailed, these beautiful hand-crafted
drawings are quickly growing to be appreciated by collectors, and are
becoming increasingly in high demand. Two highly restricted remarque editions
will be issued, all with drawings comprehensively researched and relating
to the Mosquito; the first limited to 25 copies, will each have an ORIGINAL
pencil drawing elegantly hand drawn by Richard Taylor. The second, restricted
to just TEN COPIES, will be issued with a