"The Channel Dash" Fine Art by Artist Robert Taylor
"The Channel Dash"
By Artist, Robert Taylor
Artist Proof, Limited to 100 prints
Edition #: 13/100
Size: 33" x 25" (83.8 x 63.5 cm)
COA Not Available
Replacement certificates are available through the publisher
Signed by Generalleutnant Adolf Galland Kc With Oak Leaves Swords And Diamonds, Major Gerhard Schopfel Kc, Korvettekapitän Friedrich-Karl Paul, Oberleutnant Adolf Glunz Kc With Oak Leaves, Oberleutnant-Zur-See Gerd-Dietrich Schneider, and Artist Robert Taylor.
A very extremely RARE and highly sought after ARTIST PROOF. This print by Robert Taylor has never been framed and is in excellent condition. ""The Channel Dash"" is considered one of his top 5 most collectable prints ever produced - however, this print (LUCKY 13) is even more valuable as one of the few Artist's Proofs (only 100 were ever made and sold out instantly) and is not part of the larger series of 1000 prints. Here is your chance to own a highly valuable and rare print among the very best aviation fine prints ever produced.
German battlecruisers, Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, in addition to other cruisers and supporting vessels, make their way through the Straits of Dover. Knowing that they could be easily attacked by the Allied controlled channel, they use the cover of Messerschmitt Bf-109s to protect them. Flying above the battlecruisers was Adolf Galland, Germany’s youngest General at the age of 29.
This piece was composed with a great deal of technical information and historical input from Adolf Galland and such is their scarcity that pristine examples of these highly-sought after pieces rarely, if ever, appear on the secondary market.
Signed by Artist Robert Taylor and five German pilots (including Adolf Galland), this Artist Proof would make a wonderful centerpiece in 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!
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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This item is sold as is - no returns nor refunds.