Return Of The Few

Battle of Britain Portfolio

Robert Taylor


Return Of The Few
Canvas Giclee Studio Proof

Return Of The Few Robert Taylor

What better way to show our support for veterans who fought the Battle of Britain than with the release of the Studio Proofs of these classic editions, in the 70th Anniversary year of this crucial conflict - published to raise much needed funds for the Battle of Britain Fighter Association.

One of Robert Taylor’s most iconic and best-loved images of the Battle of Britain, Return Of The Few portrays a loose formation of Spitfires from 92 Squadron heading back to their base after a successful sortie over northern France. As the fighters approach the indomitable white cliffs near Dover, the pilots have decided to make a protective low-pass over a group of Royal Navy armed steam trawlers buffeting up the Channel, operating in their new-found role of inshore coastal patrol. The trawlermen acknowledge their RAF comrades with a friendly wave.

Initially released in the 1980’s the standard editions of these classic prints are long sold out and we are delighted to announce that the un-released Studio Proofs can now be made available. However instead of using the traditional lithographic paper method we are able to take advantage of new digital giclee technology to present these images on canvas as faithfully as possible to the original paintings by the worlds most collected aviation artist.

Giclee on Canvas - Studio Proof Edition

For lovers of aviation art, the innovative new digital procedure of giclée (more recently used for many of Robert Taylor’s latest works), has now permitted the application of this contemporary technique to complement some of the classic Robert Taylor MasterWorks from earlier times. We can at last release the long awaited Studio Proofs of these memorable editions.

Produced and printed onto fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist to match his original painting, each of these carefully crafted Giclée Studio Proofs are personally hand signed by artist Robert Taylor and released pre-stretched from the Military Gallery studio’s ready to simply drop into a frame of your choice.

Moral Support Robert Taylor

Moral Support by Robert Taylor Canvas Giclee Studio Proof

One Of The Few Canvas Giclee Studio Proof is also available as a pair with Moral Support. For collectors who have a passion for aviation art, the innovative new digital procedure of giclee has at last permitted the application of this contemporary technique to complement two of Robert Taylor's most famous Masterworks.



Exclusively limited to just Fifty copies worldwide each canvas giclée is stamped on the back and hand-numbered by the artist Robert Taylor. Each Canvas is issued with a highly informative Certificate of Authenticity.



Studio Proof Giclee On Canvas (Very Low Inventory)
UK £495.00 Edition Size - 50
(Stretched - Ready To Frame)


Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Canvas Size 36" x 24" - mounted and stretched onto high quality stretcher bars ready for framing.


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Helpful information regarding our Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition print:

An 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.

Artists Proof:

An 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.

Publishers Proof:

A 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.

Remarqued print:

A 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.

Companion print:

An additional print, usually issued with smaller dimensions, published to compliment a limited edition, and usually issued at the same time.

Matted (or mounted) print:

A print fitted into an acid-free or conservation matt (or mount), ready for framing.

Original drawing:

An 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 and different.

Certificate of Authenticity:

A 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 authenticity.



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