"Launch Against the Bismark" Fine Art by Artist Robert Taylor
"Launch Against the Bismark"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 500 prints
Edition #: 168/500
Size: 26.5" x 19.5" (67.3 x 49.5 cm)
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Signed by Lieutenant Leslie ‘Bill’ Bailey, Lieutenant Commander (A) John William ‘Jock’ Moffat, Rear Admiral Philip David ‘Percy’ Glick, Commander Patrick Bernard ‘Pat’ Jackson, and Artist Robert Taylor.
With the grey clouds of an impending storm on top of them, a group of Fairey Swordfish biplanes take off from the HMS Ark Royal. It’s late in the afternoon in May 1941, but they still have a mission that they need to accomplish before night falls - taking down the battleship Bismarck. Avoiding the ship’s massive artillery, they were able to take it down with a torpedo and the rest of the British Fleet. This fine art print is signed by Artist Robert Taylor along with four of the men that flew against the Bismarck, making this the perfect centerpiece to accompany any WWII collection.
This print has been SOLD OUT for years and is only available as a Secondary Market offering.
Never Framed & Stored Flat in Smoke-Free Environment. Slight stains outside of image area.
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!
Although the artwork has been stored flat, it will be rolled and shipped in a heavy mailing tube for safety during transit.
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