"Escort For The Straggler"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 600 prints
Edition #: 407/600
Size: 36" x 28.5" (91.4 x 72.4 cm)
COA Not Available
Gallery framed with a beautiful dark wood frame, this print is double matted and ready to hang. Please note this item may have very slight edge wear due to age.
Signed by Flight Lieutenant Bill Reid V.C., Flight Lieutenant Jim Bell D.F.C., Squadron Leader Norman Shrivener D.S.O., D.F.C., Group Captain Sir Hugh Dundas C.B.E., D.S.O., D.F.C., D.L., Wing Commander Laddie Lucas C.B.E., D.S.O., D.F.C., Wing Commander Ernest Rodley D.S.O., D.F.C.*, A.F.C., and Artist Robert Taylor.
Flying home after a mission, a RAF Lancaster gets escorted back to base by a group of Spitfires, the sun starting to shine through the clouds. Signed by Artist Robert Taylor, and six Spitfire and Lancaster crew members, this fine art print is definitely one to be added to any RAF WWII collection.
This print has been SOLD OUT for years and is only available as a Secondary Market offering.
Ready to Hang & 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!