Taylor’s hauntingly beautiful new painting ‘Action
This Day’ depicts a scene on a cold winter’s morning,
as dawn breaks over RAF Lissett, revealing that last night’s
biting wind has once again brought a covering of snow to the
airfield. But, with conditions forecast to improve, tonight’s
operation to bomb industrial targets in Germany is set to
proceed, and ground crew start to prepare Handley Page Halifax
Mk3 LV907 ‘F-Freddy’, simply known as ‘Friday
13th’, for action.
iconic aircraft flew an impressive total of 128 operational
sorties with 158 Squadron between March 1944 and April 1945,
and with Richard Taylor’s prints signed by up to eight
former members of 158 Squadron, this evocative and eye-catching
masterpiece is a collectors’ gem.
is undoubtedly one of Richard Taylor's most exclusive and
collectable editions to date and we expect demand to be high
so please contact us for availability.
artist Richard Taylor, each print in this limited edition
has been individually signed in pencil by Three veterans who
flew with the Halifaxes of 158 Squadron.
Officer MAURICE SPIVEY DFM
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner 158 Squadron
Warrant Officer REX STATHAM
Flight Engineer 158 Squadron
Flight Lieutenant FRED TUNSTALL DFC
Rear Gunner 158 Squadron
Collectors Edition & Remarque Editions
with the two Remarque Editions, the Eight signature Collectors’
Edition is additionally signed by the following 158 Squadron
Flight Lieutenant ‘TOMMY’ COLES DFC
Pilot 158 Squadron
Flight Lieutenant ALAN BRYETT
Bomb Aimer 158 Squadron. POW Stalag Luft III
Taylor’s beautiful, highly detailed pencil remarques
are now some of the most collectible items in the world of
aviation art, and for this publication there will be a choice
of two editions, both featuring the outstanding Handley Page
Halifax. 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
Bomber Command Tribute Edition
Taylor's work is nothing short of superb and widely regarded
as amongst the best in the industry. These magnificent Tribute
Proofs, created with a unique and highly-collectible original
pencil drawing by Richard Taylor, are issued to include the
matted signatures of no less than Five of the Royal Air Force’s
most eminent wartime leaders.
Vice-Marshal DON BENNETT CB CBE DSO FRAes
Captain LEONARD CHESHIRE VC OM DSO DFC
Chief Marshal Sir LEWIS HODGES KCB CBE DSO DFC
Captain J B ‘WILLIE’ TAIT DSO*** DFC* ADC
Chief Marshal Sir AUGUSTUS WALKER GCB CBE DSO DFC AFC
This Day by Richard Taylor Conservation Matted Bomber
Command Tribute Edition
numbered certificate of authenticity included.
Print Size 34 5/8" x 24 3/4" (inches) Printed in
lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.
Command Tribute Proof Overall Matted Size 18 1/2" x 15"
(inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.
complement the purchase of your fine art print, we are
now able to offer a professional Picture Framing service.
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and Numbered Edition
Edition Size - 350
Edition Size - 75
Collectors Edition Artist Proof
Edition Size - 25
Edition Size - 25
Edition Size - 10
Edition Size - 10
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information regarding our Limited Edition Prints
edition of identical prints, numbered sequentially and individually
signed by the artist, having a stated limit to the quantity
in the edition. Following publication the printing plates
are destroyed. Almost all the aviation art and aircraft
prints featured on this website are authenticated with the
original signatures of distinguished military personnel.
old tradition of reserving a quantity of prints for the
artist's use, usually equal to about 10 % of the edition.
In the early days of printing, these prints were the only
remuneration the poor artist received. Proofs are signed
by the artist and numbered showing the quantity of Artist's
Proofs issued in the edition. Because of their highly restricted
number, Artist's Proofs are sold at a higher value than
the regular prints in the edition.
quantity of prints, not always announced or issued at the
time of publication, usually equal to no more than 10% of
the edition. These are reserved for the publisher's use,
mostly for donation to Museums, Service establishments,
Service Associations, and the like. Quantities of Publishers
Proofs, sometimes issued with a supplementary print, may
be made available to collectors either at the time of publication,
or at a later date, depending upon availability.
print issued with an original pencil drawing by the artist
in the margin, each numbered out of the quantity of individually
remarqued prints in the edition. The quantity of remarqued
prints in any one edition generally is between 25 and 50.
Each remarque drawing made by the artist is slightly different,
thus making each print totally unique. Remarqued prints
may be available at the time of publication, or announced
at a later date, depending upon the artist's work load at
the time .Please be aware that Remarque prints can take
up to six weeks for delivery. An artist remarqued print
is the ultimate collector item in terms of reproduced work.
additional print, usually issued with smaller dimensions,
published to compliment a limited edition, and usually issued
at the same time.
(or mounted) print:
print fitted into an acid-free or conservation matt (or
mount), ready for framing.
original work individually drawn by the artist, completed
in pencil, ink, or other medium, and personally signed by
the artist. Being an original work each drawing is unique
certificate issued by the publisher stating the total quantity
of prints issued in the edition, confirming authenticity
of the signatures, and in the case of a limited edition,
inscribed with the matching unique number inscribed on the
individual print. Collectors are advised to keep certificates
safely as a future means of provenance. All our aviation
art and aircraft prints are issued with a certificate of