“Action This Day - Friday the 13th” by Richard Taylor

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  • Regular price $165.00


THE LIMITED EDITION  $165.00 Edition Size - 350

THE COLLECTORS PROOF $225.00 Edition Size - 75

THE ARTIST PROOFS $265.00 Edition Size - 25

THE REMARQUED EDITION $545.00 Edition Size - 25

THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability) $875.00 Edition Size - 10

THE TRIBUTE EDITION (Subject to availability) $1595.00 Edition Size - 10

Richard 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 Halifax Mk3 LV907 ‘F-Freddy’, simply known as ‘Friday 13th’, for action.

This 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.

THE LIMITED EDITION

Joining 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.

Pilot 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

350 Signed & Numbered US$165 / UK£110

THE COLLECTORS’ EDITION & REMARQUE EDITIONS

Together with the two Remarque Editions, the EIGHT signature Collectors’ Edition is additionally signed by the following 158 Squadron veterans:

Flight Lieutenant ‘TOMMY’ COLES DFC Pilot 158 Squadron

Warrant Officer HARRY IRONS DFC Rear Gunner 9, 462, 466 & 158 Squadrons

Flight Lieutenant JOE PETRIE ANDREWS DFC DFM Pilot 158 & 35 Squadron

Warrant Officer DENNIS SLACK Bomb Aimer 158 Squadron. POW Stalag Luft IVb

Flight Lieutenant ALAN BRYETT Bomb Aimer 158 Squadron. POW Stalag Luft III

THE REMARQUES

Richard 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!

THE RAF BOMBER COMMAND TRIBUTE EDITION

Richard's pencil 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.

Air Vice-Marshal DON BENNETT CB CBE DSO FRAes

Group Captain LEONARD CHESHIRE VC OM DSO DFC

Air Chief Marshal Sir LEWIS HODGES KCB CBE DSO DFC

Group Captain J B ‘WILLIE’ TAIT DSO*** DFC* ADC

Air Chief Marshal Sir AUGUSTUS WALKER GCB CBE DSO DFC AFC