AN OUTSTANDING NEW RELEASE TO COMMEMORATE THE 70th ANNIVERSARY
OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Leader Douglas Bader leads the Hawker Hurricanes of 242 Squadron
in an aggressive diving attack upon a large force of Heinkel
111s approaching the Kent coast, whilst Spitfires from 66
Squadron tangle with the escorting Bf109s of JG52. It is September
1940, and the climax of the Battle of Britain.
Throughout those critical months in 1940, the RAF engaged
opposing pilots of the Luftwaffe time and time again and Richards’s
atmospheric new painting depicts one such frantic engagement
as one of the most legendary fighter Aces of the War, Douglas
Bader leads his unit into battle. The edition carries truly
outstanding signatures, the like of which may never be repeated,
creating a classic Battle of Britain collectors piece.
artist Richard Taylor, each print in this limited edition
has been individually signed in pencil by two Fighter Pilots
that flew Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain.
Gp Capt BILLY DRAKE DSO DFC* - 213 Sqn
Gp Capt BYRON DUCKENFIELD AFC - 501 Sqn
Collectors Proofs, Artist Proof & Remarque Editions
Collectors Proof, Artist Proof and Remarque editions are additionally
signed by the following pilots that flew Hawker Hurricanes
in the Battle of Britain, a total of Six signatures in these
Wg Cdr TIM ELKINGTON - 1 Sqn
Sqn Ldr ‘BOB’ FOSTER DFC - 605 Sqn
A/Cdre JOHN ELLACOMBE CB DFC* - 151 Sqn
Sqn Ldr TONY PICKERING AFC - 501 Sqn
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
Battle of Britain Tribute Edition
with a copy of the Collectors edition print these magnificent
Tribute Editions are issued with a unique and highly-collectible
original pencil drawing, personally autographed by Ten Battle
of Britain Pilots and matted to include the original pencil
signatures of a further three of the most prominent pilots
to fly in this crucial conflict, including the legendary fighter
leader, Sir Douglas Bader - there are a total of Nineteen
signatures in this edition. Richard's pencil work is nothing
short of superb and widely regarded as amongst the best in
Ldr JOCELYN MILLARD AE - Hurricanes / 1 Sqn
Wg Cdr TOM NEIL DFC AFC AE - Hurricanes / 249 Sqn
Sqn Ldr ROY MCGOWAN - Hurricanes / 46 Sqn
Sqn Ldr LAWRENCE THOROGOOD - Hurricanes / 87 Sqn
Wg Cdr KEN MACKENZIE DFC AFC AE - Hurricanes / 501 Sqn
W.O DAVID DENCHFIELD - Spitfires / 610 Sqn
Wg Cdr PADDY BARTHROPP DFC AFC - Spitfires / 602 Sqn
Wg Cdr ERIC BARWELL DFC* AE - Defiants/ 262 Sqn
Sqn Ldr BASIL ‘STAPME’ STAPLETON DFC - Spitfires/
Sqn Ldr A.C LEIGH DFC DFM - Spitfires/ 64 Sqn
Capt Sir DOUGLAS BADER CBE DSO* DFC* - Hurricanes / 242 Sqn
Gp Capt GEORGE UNWIN DSO DFM* - Spitfires / 19 Sqn
Gp Capt FRANK CAREY CBE DFC** AFC DFM - Hurricanes / 3 Squadron
The Fray Richard Taylor - Battle of Britain Tribute
Edition. Original Pencil Drawing
numbered certificate of authenticity included.
Print Size 34 3/4" x 21 1/2" (inches) Printed in
lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.
of Britain Tribute
Edition - Overall Matted Size 18 1/2" x 15" (inches)
Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.(Conservation
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and Numbered Edition
Edition Size - 350
Edition Size - 150
Collectors Edition Artist Proof
Edition Size - 25
Edition Size - 25
Edition Size - 10
Battle of Britain Tribute
Edition Size - 10
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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.
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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:
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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
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inscribed with the matching unique number inscribed on the
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