Robert Taylor Catalogue

THE GREATEST DAY
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN, 15 SEPTEMBER 1940


by Robert Taylor

The Greatest Day 15th September 1940, Robert-Taylor-aviation-art prints Do17,Hurricane, Bf109


THE WORLD’S FOREMOST AVIATION ARTIST COMMEMORATES THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN


Leading his Duxford ‘Big Wing’, Squadron Leader Douglas Bader scores a direct hit on a Do17 as he dives his Hurricane into the mass of German bombers heading towards London, on the afternoon of 15 September 1940. As their hard-pressed Bf109 escorts become low on fuel and are forced to head back to France, the enemy bombers are left to fend for themselves. On this day the Luftwaffe lost almost 60 aircraft, the RAF less than half that number. It was the RAF's greatest day and the tide of the Battle of Britain had turned.

In his dramatic new painting Robert Taylor takes us to the heart of the action with breathtaking clarity as he commemorates one of the most pivotal aerial battles in history. The famous names who have signed this historic release bear testament to the long association that has existed between these distinguished veterans and Robert Taylor

Overall print size: 33”wide x 25¼” high Image size: 26½” wide x 17½” high (approx)

THE SIGNATURES

THE LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Robert Taylor in signing every print are two of the most highly regarded RAF fighter pilots who fought during the Battle of Britain:

Wing Commander TOM NEIL DFC* AFC
Hurricane Pilot with 249 Sqn / 14 victories

Wing Commander JOHN ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON
Hurricane Pilot with 1 Sqn / 1 victory

300 signed & numbered -

THE COLLECTORS EDITION
The FIVE signature Collector’s Edition is additionally signed by three famous Battle of Britain fighter pilots:

Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords
Messerschmitt Bf109 Pilot with JG52 / 275 victories - the third highest-scoring Ace of all time

Squadron Leader TONY PICKERING AFC
Hurricane Pilot with 32 & 501 Sqns / 1 victory

Flying Officer KEN WILKINSON
Spitfire Pilot with 616 & 19 Sqns

175 Collectors Edition
25 Artist Proofs

THE ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Each print in these TEN signature editions is also signed by a further five highly-respected Battle of Britain pilots and aircrew including one of the most legendary Luftwaffe Aces of all time:

Generalleutnant ADOLF GALLAND Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords & Diamonds
Messerschmitt Bf109 Pilot with JG26 / 104 victories - the legendary Luftwaffe Fighter General.

Flight Lieutenant ARCHIE McINNES
Hurricane Pilot with 601 & 238 Sqns

Flight Lieutenant TERRY CLARK DFM AE
WOp /AG on Blenheims with 219 Sqn / 6 victories

Flight Lieutenant WILLIAM ‘BOB’ HUGHES DFC AE
WOp /AG on Blenheims with 23 Sqn

Wing Commander RICHARD ‘DICKIE’ SUMMERS AFM OBE
Observer on Blenheims with 219 Sqn

75Anniversary Edition

THE REMARQUE EDITIONS

Sample of single remarque

With all signatures of the Anniversary Edition, each print will be enhanced with a unique and highly collectable ORIGINAL pencil remarque, hand drawn in the lower margin of the print, creating a sought after collector's piece.

15 Remarques
10 Double Remarques

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