Richard Taylor's extremely detailed remarques are beautiful hand-crafted drawings that are becoming so appreciated by collectors, that they are increasingly in high demand.
Two highly restricted remarque editions of THE ROYCE RAID will be issued; the first, limited to 25 copies, will each have an ORIGINAL pencil drawing elegantly hand drawn by Richard Taylor. The second, restricted to just TEN COPIES, will be issued with either a DOUBLE SIZE remarque drawing, or TWO seperate and individual remarques.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
400 Signed and Numbered Editions....$150
25 Artist's Proofs....$195
25 Remarque Editions*....$545
10 Double Remarque Editions*....$875
Overall Size: 35 1/2" x 23 1/4"
Image Size: 29" x 15 3/4"
Richard's painting shows Royce's 5th Air Force B-25C Mitchell taking off from the Del Monte staging field on the island of Mindanao on Sunday 12 April 1942, almost a week before the Doolittle raid, en-route to hit the harbor and shipping targets at Cebu.
In the three days of Royce's raids, the Mitchell's flew over twenty sorties, sinking and seriously damaging three Japanese transport ships, and shooting down three enemy fighters. In a triumph of surprise aerial strikes, all seven B-25s and their crews returned safely to base. Though somewhat eclipsed by the publicity following Doolittle's attack on Tokyo, the Royce raids were nonetheless courageous and inflicted extensive physical damage on the enemy.