“Eve of Destiny” by Richard Taylor

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  • Regular price $165.00


THE LIMITED EDITION US $165
Edition Size - 150
THE COLLECTORS EDITION US $225
Edition Size - 185
THE ARTIST PROOFS US $320
Edition Size - 25
THE REMARQUES US $485
Edition Size - 25
THE DOUBLE REMARQUES (subject to availability) US $750
Edition Size - 10
THE TRIBUTE EDITION (Subject to availability) US $1835
Edition Size - 5

A NEW EDITION TO HONOR THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT WITH THE 101st AIRBORNE DIVISION IN WWII

Richard Taylor’s stunning painting, Eve of Destiny, has been specially commissioned to honor the veterans who fought with one of the most famous Airborne Divisions in history – the US 101st. Movingly, it depicts the fighting men of one their most illustrious units - Easy Company from the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment - the famous Band of Brothers, as they take inventory of their equipment during the early evening of 5 June 1944. Alongside them on the hard-standing of Upottery Airfield in Devon the C-47s of the 438th Troop Carrier Group with their hastily-applied invasion stripes, stand primed, ready to carry the elite unit to Normandy in the early hours of D-Day.

Overall Print Size: 36 ½” wide x 20 ½” high

To add to the poignancy of the release, the edition is personally signed by veterans that jumped on D-day with the 101st Airborne, creating a unique opportunity for collectors to cherish the memories of these brave and illustrious heroes.

THE LIMITED EDITION
Each print in every edition has been personally signed
by a veteran of the 506th PIR:
Sergeant WILLIAM ‘BILL’ GALBRAITH
Item Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th PIR

THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION with FIVE signatures
This FIVE signature edition has been created to honor the memory of all those who served with the 101st Airborne Division during in World War II, with every print additionally signed by a further four distinguished veterans:

Private 1st Class BILL WINGETT
Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR
Captain EMMETT ‘ROSY’ NOLAN
HQ Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd PIR
Staff Sergeant PAUL MARTINEZ
Dog Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR
Sergeant MANUEL BARRIOS
Item Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th PIR

THE REMARQUE EDITIONS with SIX signatures
With all the signatures of the Collector's Edition, the two Remarque Editions are the only prints to be additionally signed by highly respected 101st Airborne veteran Frank Denison:
Private FRANK DENISON
Charlie Company, 326 Parachute (Engineer) Battalion, 101st Airborne

THE TRIBUTE EDITION with NINE signatures
With all the components of the Collector's Edition each Tribute Edition print is accompanied by an ORIGINAL pencil drawing signed by a 506th PIR veteran and matted to include a further three members of Easy Company, 506th PIR.
Private JAMES 'PEE WEE' MARTIN
George Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th PIR
Sergeant EDWARD TIPPER (matted)
Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR
Staff Sergeant EARL McCLUNG (matted)
Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR
Corporal FORREST GUTH (matted)
Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR