“Duty of the Day” Robert Taylor

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  • Regular price $295.00

Limited Edition $295
Collector’s Edition $385
Artist Proofs $455
Quad Legacy Remarques $1,795

Deluxe Legacy Remarques $3,075

With D-Day and the invasion of Europe drawing ever closer, Mosquito crews from 487 Squadron RNZAF, part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force, prepare to depart from their base at Hunsdon on a raid to assist in the degradation of German military infrastructure prior to the Allied landings.

In a painting worthy of the one of the foremost ground-attack aircraft ever to take to the skies, Robert portrays a squadron who were part of the 2TAF since its formation and went on to gain notoriety for their role in Operation Jericho, the Amiens prison raid which is considered one of the finest precision raids of the war.

Today, however, the Mk.V1 Mosquitos prepare to depart for a different mission with two 500lb MC bombs slung on under-wing carriers. The air will soon be throbbing to the sound of the “Mossie’s” powerful twin Merlin engines as these ‘wooden wonders’ take to the air.

Designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and built almost entirely of wood, the Mosquito was one of the fastest, and probably the most versatile, aircraft of WWII. In tribute to this legendary aircraft, Robert’s detailed painting has been faithfully reproduced as a Limited Edition print which has been personally signed and authenticated by veterans who flew the ‘wooden wonder’ in combat during the war.

The Limited Edition

Along with the artist Robert Taylor, every print has been personally signed by a decorated Mosquito Navigator, who flew special operations during WWII:

    Navigator with 618 & 248 Sqns (pictured with the original painting)

The Collector’s Edition & Artist Proofs

Each print in these three signature editions has been additionally signed by a further two highly regarded Mosquito Pilots who flew pathfinder and precision operations during WWII:

    Pilot with 692 Sqn (pictured signing)
    Pilot with 21 Sqn

The Legacy Remarques

Due to popular demand, we’re delighted to offer ground-breaking Legacy Remarques on this release. Robert’s talented son, Richard Taylor, will create a specially hand-drawn Remarque in the lower border of the print.

These are available to be ordered in two sizes – ‘Quad’ (4 Remarques) and ‘Deluxe’ (7-8 Remarques).