Robert Taylor Catalogue

WE ALL STAND TOGETHER
by Robert Taylor

We all stand together by Robert Taylor

 

THE WORLD’S FOREMOST AVIATION ARTIST COMMEMORATES THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 – 2015


A TRIBUTE TO THE FEW


Spitfires of 616 Squadron scramble from RAF Kenley during the heavy fighting of the Battle of Britain, late August 1940. Below them a Hurricane of 253 Squadron, sharing the same base, is being prepared for its next vital mission at a distant dispersal.

In this very special 75th Anniversary year of the Battle of Britain, the world's leading aviation artist commemorates Churchill's famous 'FEW' - the valiant young men of RAF Fighter Command who valiantly defended the nation. This outstanding new Limited Edition from Robert Taylor is a lasting tribute to these heroic men, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.

THE LIMITED EDITION with THREE signatures
Joining artist Robert Taylor in signing every print are THREE distinguished veterans who flew in combat during the Battle of Britain:

Wg Cdr TERENCE KANE - Spitfire Pilot with 234 Sqn / 1 victory
Flt Lt WILLIAM ‘BOB’ HUGHES DFC AE - WOp/AG on Blenheims with 23 Sqn
Sqn Ldr TONY PICKERING AFC - Hurricane Pilot with 501 Sqn / 1 victory

100 Limited Edition with THREE signatures £125
Overall print size: 20¼” wide x 11½” high Image size: 17¾” wide x 7½” high


THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN EDITION with TEN signatures
This very special edition has been additionally signed by a further seven Battle of Britain veterans creating a special TEN signature edition:

Flt Lt TERRY CLARK DFM AE - WOp/AG on Blenheims with 219 Sqn / 6 victories
Wg Cdr JOHN ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON - Hurricane Pilot with 1 Sqn / 1 victory
L.A.C BILL JONATHAN - Ground Crew, Fitter with 32 Sqn on Hurricanes
Wg Cdr TOM F. NEIL DFC* AFC AE - Hurricane Pilot with 249 Sqn / 14 victories
Wg Cdr RICHARD SUMMERS AFM OBE - Observer on Blenheims with 219 Sqn
Sqn Ldr GEOFFREY WELLUM DFC - Spitfire Pilot with 92 Sqn / 3 victories
Fg Off KENNETH WILKINSON - Spitfire Pilot with 616 & 19 Sqns

50 Battle of Britain Edition with TEN signatures
Overall print size: 20¼” wide x 11½” high Image size: 17¾” wide x 7½” high

THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION with THIRTY THREE signatures
This remarkable edition is signed by THIRTY THREE Battle of Britain veterans. In addition to the ten signatures on the Battle of Britain Edition, each print is further signed by:

Flt Lt ALEXANDER ROBIN APPLEFORD - Spitfire Pilot with 66 Sqn
Flt Lt BENJAMIN BENT - WOp/AG on Blenheims with 25 Sqn
Plt Off NORMAN BROWN - Spitfire Pilot with 601 & 41 Sqns
Flt Lt WILLIAM J. CORBIN DFC - Spitfire Pilot with 66 Sqn
Flt Lt WALLACE CUNNINGHAM DFC - Spitfire Pilot with 19 Sqn
Gp Capt TOM DALTON-MORGAN DSO DFC* OBE - Hurricane Pilot with 43 Sqn / 17 victories
Flt Lt LEONARD DAVIES - Hurricane Pilot with 151 Sqn / 2 victories
Gp Capt BILLY DRAKE DSO DFC* - Hurricane Pilot with 1 Sqn / 22 victories
Air Cdre JOHN ELLACOMBE CB DFC* - Hurricane Pilot with 151 Sqn / 3 victories
Sgt HUBERT LUIZ FLOWER - WOp/AG on Defiants with 248 Sqn
Wg Cdr BOB FOSTER DFC - Hurricane Pilot with 605 Sqn / 61/2 victories
Cpl ALEC GRAY - Ground Crew, Fitter with 19 Sqn on Spitfires
Flt Lt TREVOR GRAY - Spitfire Pilot with 64 Sqn
Flt Lt RICHARD JONES AE - Spitfire Pilot with 64 & 19 Sqns
Sqn Ldr KENNETH LUSTY - WOp/AG on Blenheims with 25 Sqn
Sqn Ldr JOCELYN MILLARD AE - Hurricane Pilot with 1 Sqn
Wg Cdr ROGER MOREWOOD - Blenheim Pilot with 248 Sqn
Sqn Ldr DOUGLAS NICHOLLS DFC AE - Hurricane Pilot with 151 Sqn / 1 victory
Flt Lt REGINALD C. NUTTER - Hurricane Pilot with 257 Sqn
C.A.F JOE RODDIS - Ground Crew, Chief Fitter with 234 Sqn on Spitfires
Sqn Ldr NIGEL ROSE - Spitfire Pilot with 602 Sqn / 3 victories
Wg Cdr WILFRED M SIZER DFC*- Hurricane Pilot with 213 Sqn / 9 victories
Wg Cdr Sir KENNETH STODDARD KCVO KStJ AE JP LLD - Spitfire Pilot with 611 Sqn

30 Collector's Edition with 33 signatures
10 Collector's Artist Proofs with 33 signatures
Overall print size: 20¼” wide x 14¼” high Image size: 17¾” wide x 7½” high


THE TRIBUTE EDITION with FORTY signatures

With all the signatures of the Collector’s Edition, each print has been personally signed by an additional three Battle of Britain aircrew and is matted to include the original pencil signatures of three famous Battle of Britain Aces.

Every print is also issued with a copy of the highly-acclaimed book ‘Portraits of the Few’ which includes a bookplate signed by yet another highly-respected Battle of Britain Ace, creating an outstanding FORTY signature portfolio edition:

Sqn Ldr MICHAEL WAINWRIGHT AFC - Spitfire Pilot with 64 Sqn / 2 victories
Flt Lt OWEN BURNS - WOp/AG on Blenheims with 235 Sqn
Flt Lt ARCHIBALD McINNES - Hurricane Pilot with 601 & 238 Sqns
Sqn Ldr TONY IVESON DFC AE (matted) - Spitfire Pilot with 616 & 92 Sqns
Wg Cdr JOHN FREEBORN DFC* (matted) - Spitfire Pilot with 74 Sqn / 17 victories
AVM J.E.‘JOHNNIE’ JOHNSON CB CB E DSO** DFC* DL (matted) - Spitfire Pilot with 19 & 616 Sqns / 38 victories
Wg Cdr BOB DOE DSO DFC* (bookplate) - Spitfire & Hurricane Pilot with 234 & 238 Sqn / 14 victories

30 Tribute Edition with 40 signatures


THE REMARQUES with FIFTY signatures

Every print in this exclusive edition will be returned to Roberts studio to be further enhanced with a unique and highly collecible ORIGINAL pencil remarque, hand drawn by the master aviation artist Robert Taylor.

With all components of the Tribute Edition, each print in this Remarque Edition has been additionally signed by yet another outstanding Battle of Britain Fighter Ace.

Each copy is then conservation matted to include the original pencil signatures of a further nine Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots, creating an amazing FIFTY signature collectors piece:

Wg Cdr PAUL FARNES DFM - Hurricane Pilot with 501 Sqn / 7 victories
Gp Capt JOHN PEEL DSO DFC (matted) - Hurricane Pilot with 145 Sqn / 5 victories
Wg Cdr ‘BUNNY’ CURRANT DSO DFC* (matted) - Hurricane Pilot with 606 Sqn / 12 victories
Air Cdre ALAN DEERE DSO DFC OBE (matted) - Spitfire Pilot with 54 Sqn / 22 victories
Gp Capt ALEC INGLE DFC AFC AE (matted) - Hurricane Pilot with 605 Sqn / 2 victories
AVM 'SANDY' JOHNSTONE CB DFC AE DL (matted) - Spitfire Pilot with 602 Sqn / 8 victories
Air Cdre JAMES LEATHART CB DSO (matted) - Spitfire Pilot with 54 Sqn / 8 victories
Flt Lt LUDWIK MARTEL KW** VM (matted) - Spitfire Pilot with 54 & 603 Sqns / 2 victories
Sqn Ldr LAWRENCE THOROGOOD DFC AE (matted) - Hurricane Pilot with 87 Sqn / 1 victory
Air Cdre PAUL WEBB CBE DFC AE (matted) - Spitfire Pilot with 602 Sqn / 4 victories

15 Remarques with 50 signatures

Having been in progress for the past 15 years the we are proud to issue this unprecedented edition to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, creating a lasting tribute to the heroic young men of RAF Fighter Command who fought during the summer of 1940.

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