Every print in every edition is issued with a copy of this signed companion print, reproduced from an original pencil drawing by Richard, creating a historic two-print portfolio. Each graphite is personally signed by a veteran of the USS Hornet that was involved in the Doolittle Raid.
The NINE signature Tribute Edition is issued with a unique ORIGINAL pencil drawing by Richard Taylor, creating a historic three piece portfolio. Each drawing is conservation matted to include museum-quality reproduction US pilot wings, Doolittle Raiders pin and the original pencil signatures of an additional four Doolittle Raiders.
Richard is widely regarded as one of the best exponents of pencil work in the industry. The Remarque Edition, limited to 30 copies worldwide, will each have an ORIGINAL pencil drawing elegantly hand-drawn by Richard Taylor in the border of the print. The Double Remarque Edition, restricted to just TEN COPIES, will be issued with a DOUBLE SIZE remarque drawing, measuring approximately 10” wide.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
250 Limited Editions....$175
125 Collectors Editions....Sold out
25 Collectors Edition Artist's Proofs....$295
30 Remarque Editions....$545
10 Double Remarque Editions....$875
15 Tribute Editions....$1695
Every edition comes with the companion print "The USS Hornet"
The 9-signature Tribute Edition includes an original pencil drawing!
Overall size: 31" x 21"
It was the morning of Monday, 18 April 1942 and, taking a final look at the carrier rapidly disappearing into the distance, the B-25s headed west on what each of the five man crews knew was a one-way ride. With luck they might make it to Nationalist China but first they had an important mission to complete - destination Tokyo! Four months earlier the Japanese had launched their blistering unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor leaving America reeling. As setback followed setback, America needed retribution and the man chosen for the task was Lt. Col. James Doolittle.
Planning one of the most audacious raids ever undertaken, Doolittle and his chosen band of raiders would attempt the impossible - a direct strike at the heart of Imperial Japan. It was what the enemy least expected.
Richard Taylor’s powerful new painting Out of the Dragons Den depicts the scene immediately after the Raiders had carried out their mission. One of the last B-25 Mitchell's, having successfully bombed its target, makes its escape towards mainland China. As the navigator sets the new course, their path takes them close to targets hit by other Raiders, dark columns of smoke rising rapidly from the burning oil and carnage below.
Lieutenant Colonel Richard E. COLE - The co-pilot of General Doolittle’s aircraft, B-25 #1 which attacked the city of Tokyo.
Staff Sergeant David J. THATCHER - The flight engineer and gunner on B-25 #9 which attacked Tokyo Bay in the town of Kawasaki.
Master Sergeant Edward J. SAYLOR - The navigator and bombardier on B-25 #15 which bombed targets in Kobe.
Aviation Machinist 1st Class George H. MAYNOR (Companion print) - As plane captain he was directly involved with the B-25’s and was on the flight deck when the Raiders took off.
The Collectors Editions, Artist's Proofs and Remarque Editions: Includes all of the above plus,
Major Thomas C. GRIFFIN - The navigator on B-25 #9 which bombed Kawasaki on Tokyo Bay.
The Tribute Edition: Includes all of the above plus,
Brigadier General Everett W. HOLSTROM (matted) - The captain and pilot of B-25 #4 which bombed Tokyo.
Colonel Howard A. SESSLER (matted) - The navigator and bombardier on B-25 #15 which attacked Nagoya.
Captain J. Royden STORK (matted) - Co-pilot of B-25 #10 that attacked Tokyo.
Major Griffith P. WILLIAMS (matted) - Co-pilot of B-25 #15 which bombed waterfront targets at Kobe.