Robert Taylor Catalogue
FIGHT FOR THE SKY

by Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor Aviation Art FIGHT FOR THE SKY, Spitfire, Heinkell 111

 

The first issue in Robert Taylor's highly exclusive Battle of Britain Millennium Trilogy.

All through the long hot summmer of 1940 the German Air Force crossed the English Channel from stolen bases in Northern France to deploy their cargo of deadly ordnance against British towns and cities.

Against the might of German airpower stood less than 600 Spitfire and Hurricane fighers, their young pilots determined to defend their homeland. Always outnumbered, these Royal Air Force pilots flew themselves to the point of exhaustion. About one quarter of these heroic airmen never returned from their missions.

Robert Taylor's wonderfully realistic painting captures the very esssence of that epic battle. A Heinkel 111 has been brought down and, as the bomber's shaken crew emerge from their broken aircraft, a MK I Spitfire from No. 66 Squadron roars low overhead in a victory pass. Hurricanes from No. 56 Squadron hurry back to North Weald to refuel and rearm. High above, twisting contrails trace the outline of the battle for the sky.

The tightly restricted Aces Edition is limited to just 500 copies world-wide, each signed by six Battle of Britain Spitfire pilots. The exclusive Millenium Proofs comprise only 250 copies for world-wide distribution; each is signed by over 25 Battle of Britain Spitfire pilots.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to acquire a work by the world's premier aviation artist, authenticated with the original signatures of Spitfire pilots who saved Britain from Nazi domination in the greatest war in history.

Overall Print Size : 33'' x 24''

The Artist Proof edition is signed by 6 Battle of Britain pilots

Wing Commander PADDY BARTHROPP
Squadron Leader 'BEN' BENNIONS
Group Captain JOHN BISDEE
Wing Commander BOB DOE
Group Captain GEORGE UNWIN
Group Captain ALAN WRIGHT

The highly exclusive MILLENNIUM PROOFS comprise only 250 copies for world-wide distribution, each signed by an additional 19 Battle of Britain Spitfire pilots and supplied with the companion print Defiant to the Last (19"x 13")

Defiant to the Last by Robert Taylor

Squadron Leader CYRIL 'BAM' BAMBERGER
Flying Officer FREDERICK BARKER
Squadron Leader ROBERT BEARDSLEY
Wing Commander JOHN FREEBORN
Squadron Leader HERBERT GREEN
Squadron Leader NORMAN HANCOCK
Wing Commander MICHAEL HERON
Flying Officer CLIVE HILKEN
Squadron Leader TONY IVESON
Air Vice-Marshal SANDY JOHNSTONE
Wing Commander TERENCE KANE
Air Commodore 'MICKEY' MOUNT
Wing Commander PETER OLVER
Air Commodore DAVID ROBERTS
Squadron Leader STUART ROSE
Group Captain DESMOND SHEEN
Wing Commander HARBOURNE STEPHEN
Wing Commander TIM VIGORS
Air Commodore PAUL WEBB
Squadron Leader GEOFFREY WELLUM
Air Commodore Sir ARCHIE WINSKILL


Artist Proof
Edition Size – 50 - 6 signatures - £395inc vat (£336.18+vat)

Millennium Proof
Edition Size – 250 - 25 signatures and companion print

 

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