Each print in the highly-restricted Collector's Editions has been conservation mounted to include a museum-quality reproduction 8th Air Force shoulder patch, USAAF pilot wings and the original autograph of a famous P-51 Mustang Ace.
Richard is regarded as one of the most gifted pencil artists in the industry and his original works are hugely sought after. It’s therefore no surprise that his Remarque editions are in such high demand.
A closer view of Richard's P-51 Remarque.
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
50 Limited Editions....$135
Overall print size: 17 1/2" x 15 3/4"
Image size: 12" x 10"
25 Collector's Editions....$275
5 Collector's Edition Artists Proofs....$345
10 Remarque Editions.... Sold out
Approx. matted size: 19 3/4" x 18 3/4"
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The winter of 1944-45 was cold, bitterly cold. Plunging temperatures brought ice, freezing fog and heavy falls of snow. All across East Anglia runways stood bleak and frost-bound. The Eighth Air Force was often grounded, their bombers under wraps, engines oiled, warmed and ready for any break in the banks of murky freezing fog that would allow them to fly. When those breaks in the weather came, the Eighth Air Force was back into action.
Richard’s beautiful cameo painting depicts the magical scene as clearing skies reveal a morning landscape bathed in white. A fresh fall of snow overnight has brought an unusual stillness to the English countryside, broken only by the roar of Merlin engines as Robin Olds and pilots from the 434th Fighter Squadron, 479th Fighter Group manage to get airborne from a hastily cleared runway to check out their Mustangs. Their presence is a reminder that despite the weather the bitter struggle continues in war-torn mainland Europe and should a mission soon be possible, they’ll be ready.
Limited Edition - Along with artist Richard Taylor, every print carries the original signatures of three famous P-51 Mustang Aces who flew in combat during the Second World War:
Brigadier General ROBIN OLDS - AFC, 2 DSMs, 4 Silver Stars, Legion of Merit, 6 DFCs, 40 Air Medals, DFC (RAF), Croix de Guerre (France) - 479th FG / 17 air & 11 ground victories
Brigadier General FRANK L. GAILER - 2 Legion of Merits, DFC, Purple Heart, 21 Air Medals - 357th FG / 5 ½ air & 1 ground victories
Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST - Silver Star, 4 DFCs, 42 Air Medals - 10th PRG / 14 ½ victories
Collector's Edition, Artist's Proofs and Remarque Editions - Includes the three above plus this great signature mounted in the matting:
Colonel CLARENCE E. ‘BUD’ ANDERSON - 2 Legion of Merits, 5 DFCs, Bronze Star, 18 Air Medals - 357th FG / 16¼ air & 1 ground victories