Richard Taylor Catalogue


THUNDER IN THE EAST

by Richard Taylor

THUNDER IN THE EAST by  Richard Taylor Aviation Art

ANNOUNCING THE LATEST RELEASE FROM THE STUDIO OF ONE OF THE MOST COLLECTED ARTISTS IN THE INDUSTRY


In Europe the tide of war was changing. The Allied invasion of Normandy had thrown the Germans back and the push to Berlin had begun, but in the Far East another invasion had taken place – this time by the Japanese.

The fighter pilots of the RAF had become masters of the sky over Burma and after weeks of bitter fighting air superiority was complete. The Japanese invasion had run out of steam and slowly, but inexorably, the Allies drove them back, fighting through the rains and floods in arduous conditions, strafing supply dumps and airfields, and divebombing enemy concentrations in unequalled precision strikes.

One such strike was the operation to secure the Japanese-held Mingaladon Aerodrome near Rangoon on 20 October 1944, when a composite air force, made up of P-47 Thunderbolts from 261 and 146 Squadrons, carried out a low level attack on the vital Japanese stronghold.

Richard Taylor’s fabulous new painting, Thunder in the East, expertly captures all the fury of this bitter engagement. After completing his bombing attack Warrant Officer Thomas ‘Lucky’ Carter flying his distinctive P-47 'Pistol Packin’ Mamma', engages Nakajima Ki-43 Oscars and Ki-44 Tojo's along with other Thunderbolts of the unit.


In commemoration of the men who flew and fought in Burma, the Military Gallery is honoured that joining artist Richard Taylor in signing the whole edition are three RAF veterans that fought in the campaign, two that flew Thunderbolts in Burma and one of the vital ground crew that prepared the P-47’s for this actual mission. A fitting tribute to all those that fought in the ‘Forgotten War’.

THE SIGNATURES
Joining artist Richard Taylor, each copy of Thunder in the East is personally signed by the following veterans that fought in the Burma campaign:

Flight Lieutenant FREDDIE BALL MC RAFVR
Flight Lieutenant RAY JACKSON MC
LAC1 BEN EVANS RAF

THE REMARQUES
Richards remarques are amongst the best in the industry, always in demand and he is happy to create a very personal original drawing specifically for each order so contact us now with your requirements.


350 signed & numbered prints
25 Artist Proofs
25 Remarques
10 Double Remarques

Overall Print Size: Approx 31” wide x 21” high
Image Size: 24½” wide x 13½” high
Acid Free Permanent Paper

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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.