Description

"Sighting the Bismarck"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 850 prints
Edition #: 667/850

Size: 32.5" x 23.5" (82.6 x 59.7 cm)
Includes the Certificate of Authenticity

Signed by Obergefreiter Johannes Zimmermann, Kapitanleutnant Karl-August Landfermann, Obergefreiter Hans Hellwig, Matrose II Josef Statz, and Artist Robert Taylor.

Breaking through choppy blue waves, the Bismarck’s doom is sealed once it is spotted by a PBY Catalina, who quickly radios in its location. Soon, the rest of the British fleet will arrive, jamming the Bismarck’s rudder, and sending it down to the depths of the ocean once and for all. Signed by Artist Robert Taylor and four Bismarck crew survivors, this fine art print makes an excellent addition to 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.

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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