"Night Intruder" Fine Art by Artist Robert Taylor
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Edition #: Open Edition
Size: 20" x 14" (50.8 x 35.6 cm)
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Signed by Group Captain John 'Catseyes' Cunningham, and Artist Robert Taylor.
This print depicts the superlative deHavilland Mosquito in a night fighter-bomber configuration dodging searchlights and flak during a low-level night attack. This print is signed by arguably the most famous Allied night fighter ace of WWII, John “Cats-Eyes” Cunningham. Of 20 enemy aircraft destroyed, Cunningham shot down all but one at night using the Bristol Beaufighter and the Mosquito. Cunningham also was an outstanding test pilot, both before and after WW II. The Mosquito was an extraordinary aircraft powered by twin Merlin engines, which were well tested in the Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire, and eventually adopted for the P-51 Mustang and Lancaster bomber.
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.
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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