The Biff Boys by Robert Taylor – Artist Proof Framed


A powerful two print Artist Proof set personally signed by iconic WWI Aviation Veterans, giving collector’s a direct link to the dawn of combat aviation.

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Framed Collectors Piece $1,725.00 Artist Proof two framed print set - signed by two WWI Veterans
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Flying a Bristol F.2b fighter, Lt. Andrew McKeever and his gunner Lt. Powell of 11 Squadron RFC, successfully engage German Albatross D.V fighters over the Western Front near Cambrai, 30 November 1917.

McKeever, a Canadian volunteer, was the squadron’s top Ace, scoring most of his 31 victories on the Bristol Fighter, or the “Biff” as it was affectionately known by its pilots. Lt. Powell is seen pumping a deadly burst of machine gun fire into a diving Albatross as the aerial duel wheels and turns in a magnificent skyscape high above Cambrai.

It is incredibly rare to find editions that have been personally signed by aviators of World War One, so this release by the master of Aviation Art is particularly special. Part of the edition was signed some years ago and kept in storage which explains these outstanding signatures:


The main print in this Artist Proof edition is personally signed by WWI veteran: Henry Allingham, who at .


Henry was a Aircraft Mechanic with 12 Sqn RNAS on HMS Kingfisher during the Battle of Jutland and later served on the Western Front and in France. Age 112 at the time of signing th eprint, he was the oldest surviving combatant from WWI

This print is issued with a matching-numbered framed companion drawing CAMELS ON PATROL which is signed by WWI fighter pilot:

Flight Lieutenant HENRY BOTTERELL

A Canadian, Henry Initially joined the RNAS  but was injured after an engine failure while flying over the Western Front. After his recovery he joined the RFC as a fighter pilot, flying Sopwith Camels in France with 209 Sqn.

Only 65 of these Artist Proof portfolios were issued worldwide, signed by these two iconic veterans, making this a sought after set and allowing collector’s a direct link to the dawn of combat aviation.

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Release Date

June 2008


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