"Combat Over the Reich" Fine Art by Artist Robert Taylor
"Combat Over the Reich"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 750 prints
Edition #: 679/750
Size: 45" x 24" (114.3 x 61 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity
Signed by Oberst Hermann Buchner, Leutnant Viktor Petermann, Oberstleutnant Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert, Major Werner Roell, Major Erich Rudorffer, and Artist Robert Taylor.
Approaching their target at the oil refinery at Zwickau, 60 miles south west of Dresden, the 452nd Bomb Group's B-17 Fortresses were bounced by 28 Me-262 jets from JG 7. Screaming in from the six o/clock position, the jet pilots singles out the 3rd division just as they began their bombing run. The B-17 Fortress crew, having lost part of the tailplane, desperately defend their unwieldy bomber against the determined high-speed, by laying a wall of lead in the path of the Me-262s.
This print has been SOLD OUT for years and is only available as a Secondary Market offering.
Never Framed from a Smoke-Free Environment. Print has been safely stored in heavy mailing tube for many years.
About the Artist:
The name Robert Taylor has been synonymous with aviation art over a quarter of a century. His paintings of aircraft, more than those of any other artist, have helped popularize a genre which at the start of this remarkable artist's career had little recognition in the world of fine art. When he burst upon the scene in the mid-1970s his vibrant, expansive approach to the subject was a revelation. His paintings immediately caught the imagination of enthusiasts and collectors alike. He became an instant success.
Robert's aviation paintings are instantly recognizable. He somehow manages to convey all the technical detail of aviation in a traditional and painterly style, reminiscent of the Old Masters. With uncanny ability, he is able to recreate scenes from the past with a carefully rehearsed realism that few other artists ever manage to achieve. This is partly due to his prodigious research but also his attention to detail: Not for him shiny new factory-fresh aircraft looking like museum specimens. His trade mark, flying machines that are battle-scarred, worse for wear, with dings down the fuselage, chips and dents along the leading edges of wings, oil stains trailing from engine cowlings, paintwork faded with dust and grime; his planes are real!
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