"The Bridge at Remagen"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 1250 prints
Edition #: 389/1250
Size: 34" x 25" (86.4 x 63.5 cm)
COA Not Available
Signed by Leutnant Herbert Altner, Major Hans-Georg Batcher, Oberleutnant Heiner Haeffner, Major Erich Rudorffer, Major Heinz Unrau, and Artist Robert Taylor.
In March 1945, as the American soldiers gained control of the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen, the Luftwaffe made an attempt to destroy it. Sending in Me-262s, Arado 234 Bombers, V2 rockets, and other aircraft, this mission was later seen as the first combined aircraft attack using jets in aviation history. In this fine print by Artist Robert Taylor, a Me-262 and Arado 234 Bomber are flying away from the bridge of the Rhine as it starts to be destroyed by the assault.
This print is a limited edition signed by Artist Robert Taylor and five squadron members. This piece of art makes a perfect addition to any collection of military jet/Me-262 enthusiasts.
Additionally, this item includes the two companion prints "Pre-Flight Brief" and "Night Interceptors".
"Pre-Flight Brief" - May 1945 - preparing for a mission, a Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger jet fighter is parked behind its pilot. Powered by a single engine, the goal of this aircraft was to be a lightweight and emergency fighter. Created using mostly wood, the Heinkel He 162 was designed to allow young pilots of the Hitler’s Youth to fly it into combat. Pilots of this plane rarely had confrontations with Allied aircraft, however, as the He 162 was never officially certified as ready for combat.
"Night Interceptors" - During the Battle of Germany in 1945, two Night Fighter Me-262s wait for the cover of darkness to intercept their target. While the Me-262’s were able to give stability and even superiority to the Luftwaffe in surpassing other fighters of the time, only 300 were actually used. Unfortunately, with a delay in production late in the war, they were unable to effectively turn the tide against Allied Forces.
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!