Description

"Compass Heading 270"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 500 prints
Edition #: 496/500

Size: 37" x 29.5" (94 x 75 cm)
COA Not Available
Gallery framed with a beautiful dark wood frame, this print is matted and ready to hang. Please note this item may have very slight edge wear due to age.

Signed by Lt Colonel Richard Cole, Colonel Henry A. Potter, Major General David M. Jones, Lt Colonel Chase J. Neilsen, Staff Sergeant David J. Thatcher, Major Nolan A. Herndon, Captain J. Royden Stork, Lt Colonel Frank A. Kappelar, Colonel William M. Bower, Lt, Colonel James H. Macia, Lt Colonel Robert L. Hite , S/Sgt Rev Jacob DeShazer, and Artist Robert Taylor.

Known for one of the most famous strikes against the Japanese in WWII, the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders took off from the U.S.S. Hornet on April 18, 1942. Spread out amongst sixteen B-25 Mitchells, Lt. Col. “Jimmy” Doolittle led the way to their target, making history. Signed by Artist Robert Taylor and twelve of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, including Jimmy Doolittle himself, this fine art print makes an exquisite addition to any WWII collection.

This print has been SOLD OUT for years and is only available as a Secondary Market offering.

Framed & Stored Flat in Smoke-Free Environment.

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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