"Operation Chastise/The Night They Breached the Dams - Dambusters" Original by Artist Robert Taylor
"Operation Chastise / The Night They Breached the Dams - Dambusters"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 400 prints
Edition #: 255/400
Size: 32.25" x 23.5" (82 x 59.7 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity
Signed by Flight Lieutenant George Chalmers, Sergeant Ray Grayston, Flight Lieutenant Edward Johnson, Squadron Leader George Johnson, Sergeant Dudley Heal, Squadron Leader Ken Brown, Flight Sergeant Grant Mcdonald, Flight Lieutenant Joe Mccarthy, Flying Officer Dave Rodger, Sergeant Stefan Oancia, Sergeant Fred Sutherland, Wing Commander Daniel Walker, and Artist Robert Taylor.
Known to most as one of the most amazingly precise raids of air warfare, the Dambuster Raid, more formally known as Operation Chastise, occurred in May 1943 as as night mission. Nineteen Lancasters flew over the Möhne Dam, dropping bombs and destroying it. In the picture, black smoke rises from the wake of destruction that the Lancasters are leaving behind as they fly by. This fine art print is signed by Artist Robert Taylor along with twelve pilots, and makes a great addition to any WWII collection. Also included is the companion print, "Green On Go" - Limited to 400 prints - Initialed by Artist Robert Taylor, and Signed by Norman William Boone.
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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