HEIGHT AND SUN

by Robert Taylor

Editions Edition Size UK(£) QTY
Limited edition 300 £125.00
Matted limited edition £175.00
Tribute edition 175 Limited Availability Contact Us
Artist proofs 50 Limited Availability Contact Us
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''If you had the height, you controlled the battle. If you came out of the sun, the enemy could not see you. If you held your fire until you were very close, you seldom missed’'

These three basic rules contributed to the prowess in aerial combat of some of the most successful fighter pilots in history and seldom were they more valuable than when outnumbered.

In Robert Taylor’s outstanding painting, Hurricanes of 32 Sqn climb high into the morning sky, gaining Height and Sun in an attempt to take the advantage over the onslaught of enemy fighters - August, 1940. The brave young pilots of RAF Fighter Command were under intense pressure from the constant attacks of the Luftwaffe and the Hawker Hurricane was the machine of the Battle of Britain, accounting for 80 percent of Allied victories.

This superb piece serves as a lasting tribute to Churchill's famous 'Few'.

The Limited Edition

Each print has been signed by the artist and three famous fighter pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain: 

  • Group Captain Billy Drake DSO DFC*
  • Flight Lieutenant Richard Jones
  • Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC

Matted Limited Edition

With all signatures of the Limited Edition, our expert team have conservation mounted this FOUR signature collector'spiece to include the original autograph of an additional Battle of Britain fighter pilot:

  • Squadron Leader Tony Pickering AFC

The Tribute Edition

In addition to the three signatures of the Limited Edition, each copy of the Tribute Edition has been personally signed by twenty two Battle of Britain pilots and Aircrew, making for a total of TWENTY-FIVE original signatures.

  • Flight Lieutenant Alexander Appleford
  • Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC AE
  • Flight Lieutenant Benjamin Bent DFC
  • Squadron Leader Maurice Brown
  • Flight Lieutenant Owen Burns
  • Squadron Leader Joe Chamberlain
  • Squadron Leader Kenneth Lusty
  • Group Captain Byron Duckenfield AFC
  • Wing Commander John 'Tim' Elkington
  • Squadron Leader Robert Foster
  • Flight Lieutenant Trevor Gray
  • Flight Lieutenant Albert Gregory
  • Sergeant Leopold Heimes
  • Wing Commander Terence Kane
  • Squadron Leader Robert Kings
  • Flight Lieutenant Keith Lawrence DFC
  • Flight Lieutenant Robin Lucas
  • Squadron Leader Jocelyn Millard AE
  • Wing Commander Tom Neil DFC* AFC AE
  • Group Captain Herbert Pinfold
  • Flying Officer Kenneth Wilkinson
  • Wing Commander George Swanwick

The Artist Proof Edition

In addition to the TWENTY FIVE Battle of Britain Aircrew that have signed the Tribute Edition, each Artist Proof has been conversation matted to include the authentic pencil signatures of FIFTEEN of the most famous Aces that flew during the Battle of Britain, making a total of FORTY distinguished members from Churchill’s famous “Few.”

  • Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader CBE DSO* DFC*
  • Group Captain Dennis David CBE DFC* AFC
  • Squadron Leader 'Buck' Casson
  • Wing Commander John Gibson
  • Air Vice-Marshal Edward Crew CB DSO* DFC*
  • Commander Ronnie Hay
  • Wing Commander 'Bunny' Currant DSO DFC*
  • Wing Commander 'Taffy' Higginson
  • Air Commodore Sir Archie Winskill KCVO CBE DFC*
  • Squadron Leader John Urwin-Mann
  • Wing Commander Peter Parrot DFC* AFC
  • Group Captain John Bisdee
  • Air Vice-Marshal Harold Bird-Wilson CBE DSO DFC* AFC*
  • Wing Commander Harbourne Stephen CBE DSO DFC*
  • Wing Commander George 'Grumpy' Unwin DSO DFM*
Media:
Lithograph
Size:
27 x 17 inches
Release Date:
1/2009

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