DEVOTION TO DUTY
by Richard Taylor
Flown by Flt Lt Bill Reid a Lancaster from 61 Sqn, heavily damaged by German night-fighter attacks, heads to Dusseldorf during a bombing mission on the night of 3 November 1943. Although badly wounded, pilot Bill Reid and his crew pressed on to bomb their target before returning home. For his courage and devotion to duty Reid was awarded the Victoria Cross.
Few aviation artists ever achieve Richard’s extraordinary skill with pencil and paint which is why his drawings are so highly prized by collectors. Completed in his trademark technique using a combination of graphite with white highlights on 'antique' coloured paper, to create a unique 'sepia' effect, this stunning piece emphasises the amazing quality of Richard's work.
Each print has been personally autographed by the artist and the following WWII Lancaster Flight Engineer who flew over 40 missions with 467 and 97 Squadrons:
- Warrant Officer Harold Kirby Ld'H
Regarded as one of the most gifted exponents of pencil work in the industry, Richard will hand-craft an original drawing in the lower margin of each print. His remarques are absolutely stunning and you will not be disappointed.
If you have a particular request for your drawing, such as specific aircraft markings, please ask when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate.
Matted Collector’s Piece
The matted Limited Edition print - other editions are available - also includes a miniature VC, along with a photograph and the original autograph of the legendary pilot depicted:
- Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid VC
- 19.75 x 14.5 inches
- Release Date:
Editions that feature original and unique artwork, such as Remarque, Tribute and matted editions, are specifically hand-crafted to order. As a result, our normal delivery policies do not apply to these items but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as your drawing is complete. If you have any particular request for your remarque drawing – such as specific aircraft markings – please ask when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate.
Framing Service available on this item
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