Robert Taylor Catalogue


by Robert Taylor



Ship –Indefatigable

Robert Taylor’s glorious Maritime Masterwork depicting the exploits of eighteenth century naval hero Horatio Hornblower.

In this triumphant visual recreation, the Royal Navy frigate Indefatigable, under the command of Captain Pellew and with the young Midshipman Hornblower aboard, engages and captures a French frigate.

Winter in the Bay of Biscay would have brought ferocious gales and bitter cold for the hardy ship’s crews aboard the warships of the Royal Navy blockading the ports off the west coast of Napoleon’s France. But the British sailors were a tough breed and any chance of action came as a welcome relief, and perhaps the opportunity of prize money to be won. If an enemy ship can be captured!

Robert Taylor’s magnificent and now famous painting Hornblower and the Indefatigable depicts the first exchange of cannon fire between the Indefatigable and a 40-gun French frigate attempting to run the blockade on a chill winter’s morning. As the first rays of a watery sun illuminate the action the two ships edge closer and within minutes both hulls will crash together, with the French vessel being boarded and taken.

When it was first published as a limited edition, Hornblower and the Indefatigable was nominated for the prestigious ‘Collector Editions Award of Excellence’ in recognition of outstanding creation and its easy to understand why - this glorious new GICLÉE CANVAS PROOF is a masterpiece!

Produced and printed onto fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist to match his original painting, and then mounted on to high-quality stretchers from the Military Gallery studio, each of these carefully crafted Giclée Studio Proofs is fully authorised and hand-signed by the artist Robert Taylor.

Exclusively limited to just SEVENTY FIVE copies worldwide, each canvas Giclée is stamped on the back, hand-numbered and issued with a Certificate of Authenticity.

75 Giclée Studio Proofs stretched on canvas:
Overall Giclée size: 40” wide x 26” high

Each of these magnificent pieces of art is released pre-stretched and ready to place into a frame of your choice. Robert Taylor had this to say about the result: “These Giclée proofs are so impressive, they are as close to my original painting in colour and texture as it is possible to achieve in reproduced format.”

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