By Artist, Robert Taylor
Limited to 1250 prints
Edition #: 820/1250
Size: 37" x 28" (94 x 71.1 cm)
COA Not Available
Signed by Colonel William Lawley MOH, Colonel Harry Mumford, Captain Alvin Brown, General Robert Burns, and Artist Robert Taylor.
Limited edition aviation art print "Winter's Welcome" signed in pencil by Captain ALVIN BROWN, General ROBERT BURNS, Colonel WILLIAM LAWLEY ( Congressional Medal of Honor ), Colonel HARRY MUMFORD and artist ROBERT TAYLOR. This superlative Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress print depicts the final approach of the bomber amidst the peaceful countryside of East Anglia. Returning from a combat mission, the big bomber has taken some damage from fighters and is a handful on the approach. With wheels and flaps down and engines throttled back, the skipper eases his aircraft gently down over the pastoral setting. This scene was no doubt repeated thousands of times as England welcomed home another American bomber crew.
This is the spectacular final print from Robert Taylor's Masterworks Series. Winter's Welcome was published as a signed and numbered edition of 1250 prints. This print is SOLD OUT from the publisher and is very RARE in this good of condition.
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!