Ron Speirs leads the attack on Foy
Ron Speirs leads the attack on Foy
Captain Ron Speirs of Easy Company
Easy Company attacks Foy
Captain Speirs with Easy Company at Foy
Taking Charge by Sean Sullivan
Captain Ron Speirs at Foy art print
Taking Charge by Sean Sullivan
Taking Charge by Sean Sullivan
Taking Charge by Sean Sullivan
Taking Charge by Sean Sullivan
Taking Charge by Sean Sullivan
Taking Charge by Sean Sullivan

Taking Charge by Sean Sullivan

  • DESCRIPTION
  • EDITIONS
  • SIGNERS
  • PAYMENT PLAN
  • January 13, 1945: Nearly a month after the Battle of the Bulge began, American forces are back on the offensive. At the Belgian village of Foy, Lt. Ron Speirs leads Easy Company, 506th P.I.R., 101st Airborne against an entrenched enemy.

    Earlier, a shaky officer had stopped the attack prematurely, causing Capt. Richard Winters to send in Speirs to take charge.

    Having rallied the men, Speirs now leads the final E-Company assault. At Foy and in the days to follow, the Allied breakout would prove unstoppable, and the Battle of the Bulge would end in victory.

    Shipping added in checkout // print size: 32" x 22.5" // ships rolled in a tube

  • ARTIST PROOF - Less than 15 remain!
    190 limited-edition prints, signed by Sean Sullivan and includes 14 Battle of the Bulge veteran signatures: E-Company leaders Buck Compton & Don Malarkey (on separate cards). On the print: E-Co. veteran Rod Strohl , 82nd four jump veteran Duke Boswell, Malmedy survivors Harold Billow & Ted Paluch, Bastogne artillery observer Don Burdick, riflemen Maurice Berry, Harold Kist, Morris Metz, and Charles Nelsen, plus 3 other "Bulge" veterans! Includes two photos, 101st pin and COA with "History Behind the Art."

    VICTORY EDITION - Low Supply!
    200 limited-edition prints, signed by Sean Sullivan and four Battle of the Bulge veterans: Easy Co. paratrooper Brad Freeman, who assaulted Foy, 101st Airborne paratrooper Dan McBride, Malmedy survivor Harold Billow and 82nd Airborne glider trooper Richard Rohleder! Includes 101st & 506th PIR patches, jump wings and COA with "History Behind the Art."

    PUBLISHER PROOF - Resale, please email us to learn more
    Sold out in 2015, this ultra-rare Publisher Proof print is from an edition of 180 limited-edition prints and includes the autographs of artist Sean Sullivan and 18 veterans: Band of Brothers heroes "Wild Bill" Guarnere (photo card), Babe Heffron (photo card), Don Malarkey, Buck Compton, Earl McClung, Ed Tipper, Ed Bernat, Clancy Lyall, and Brad Freeman. 101st icons Bob Noody & Lou Venditti. Malmedy survivors Harold Billow & Ted Paluch. 99th ID rifleman Nick Gianopoulos. 82nd Airborne troopers Duke Boswell, Stanley Cass, Chet Harrington, and Richard Rohleder. C-47 pilots Fred Trenck and Bud Berry. Includes a .30 caliber casing recovered in the Ardennes, replica jump wings, a 101st pin, two photos, and a Certificate of Authenticity with "History Behind the Art."


    EAGLE PROOFS - Sold Out
    limited-edition prints


    OTHER EDITIONS
    A Valor Studios canvas edition may be released. A Signer Proof edition exists, not-for-sale. 

  • "Taking Charge" includes a collection of signatures from WWII heroes! Signers vary print by print. Please click "editions" to see which veterans signed which prints. The map below shows where our signers fought in "the Bulge." 



    Romeo Battilana - Armored Infantry, 8th Armored Div.

    Ed Bernat - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    "Bud" Berry - pilot, 439th TCG (the group depicted)

    Maurice Berry - Rifleman, 26th Infantry Div.

    Harold Billow - 285th FAOB, Malmedy Survivor!

    "Duke" Boswell - 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne, all four WWII jumps!

    Don Burdick - 16th FAOB, Bastogne defender

    Buck Compton- Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Brad Freeman - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Nicholas Gianopoulos - Rifleman, 99th Infantry Div.

    "Wild Bill" Guarnere - E-Co., 506th PIR, 101st Abn.

    Chet Harrington - A-Co., 505th, 82nd Abn., all four WWII jumps!

    Babe Heffron, E-Co., 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Stanley Kass - 508th PIR, 82nd Abn. Featured in The Sword of St. Michael

    Harold Kist - Rifleman, 99th Infantry Div.

    Clancy Lyall - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Don Malarkey - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Earl McClung - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Chris McEwan - 501st PIR, 2 Silver Stars!

    Morris Metz - Rifleman, 94th Infantry Div.

    Charles Nelson - Rifleman, 87th Infantry Div.

    Bob Noody - Fox Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Ted Paluch - Malmedy Survivor

    Frank Perconte - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Shifty Powers - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Rod Strohl - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Ed Tipper - Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

    Fred Trenck - C-47 pilot on D-Day, 441st TCG

    Louis Venditti - HQ, 506th PIR, 101st Abn., Silver Star

    Stan Wojtusik - Rifleman, 106th Infantry Div. (P.O.W.)

  • We've teamed up with the leading e-commerce company, Partial.ly, to offer you a 0% interest, six-month payment plan on the "Taking Charge" Artist Proof! To start your plan, please read our terms below and click the Partial.ly button to begin.

    If you wish to put multiple items on payment plan please email us at staff@valorstudios.com and we'll create a custom Partial.ly plan for you.

    PAYMENT PLAN TERMS
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    - Payments are non-refundable.
    - Your print will ship upon completion of your payment plan.


$495 USD

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