by Richard Taylor

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Limited edition book & print 135 Limited Availability Contact Us
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Richard Taylor’s stunning pencil drawing, completed on antique buff paper with colour highlights, depicts 617 Squadron ground crew as they prepare Lancaster AJ-T for Operation Chastise on the afternoon of Sunday 16 May 1943.

Originally the reserve aircraft, AJ-T was flown to the Sorpe Dam by Flight Lieutenant Joe McCarthy and his crew after their aircraft AJ-Q developed a coolant leak moments before take-off. Bomb Aimer George ‘Johnny’ Johnson successfully released their bomb, spot on target, at 00.46 hrs in the morning, 17 May 1943.

The special edition includes this outstanding print, reproduced from a 'graphite and colour' pencil work by artist Richard Taylor, accompanied by an exclusive matching numbered book, personally signed by Johnny Johnson and includes a special book plate signed by three further Dambusters.

The Signatures

  • Squadron Leader George Johnson MBE DFM
  • Sergeant Ray Grayston
  • Sergeant Fred Sutherland
  • Corporal Ken Lucas

The Remarques

Richard is without doubt one of the greatest exponents of pencil work in the industry and an original pencil remarque will look stunning in the border of this piece. However, as always they are likely to be in great demand so please contact us now to guarantee your copy.

Lithograph and book set
53.5 x 32 inches
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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.

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