“Tropical Duties” by Richard Taylor

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350 LIMITED EDITION $165
25 ARTIST PROOFS $225
25 REMARQUES $450
10 DOUBLE REMARQUES (Subject to availability) $675


“It was tough, reliable and could turn its hand to almost any maritime task”

Richard Taylor has once again completed a magnificent painting as a tribute to the outstanding Sunderland and the men who flew it in the Far East. As the sun beats down on tropical island anchorage a Mk III Sunderland from 230 Squadron unloads essential supplies at a forward base on an archipelago deep in the Indian Ocean. A second aircraft, breaking a patrol, prepares to land.

THE SIGNATURES THREE of the last surviving veterans who actually flew and fought against the Japanese in Sunderlands with 230 Squadron have signed each print of Tropical Duties, their signatures adding a truly historic link to the many unsung heroes of World War II.

Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM HALLISEY RAFVR
Flight Lieutenant GRAHAM STEVENS RAF
Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM ‘EDDIE’ BARDGETT RAF

Each Print: Overall Print Size: 34;" wide 22;" high
Image Size: 27½" wide x 15" high