Robert Taylor Catalogue

ROBERT TAYLOR

AIR COMBAT PAINTINGS VOLUME VI.

USAAF EDITION

With forword by Peter Jackson

Multi Academy award winning film director, producer and screenwriter

with Companion Print WHERE THE EAGLES GATHERED


by
ROBERT TAYLOR

WHERE THE EAGLES GATHERED ROBERT TAYLOR

WHERE THE EAGLES GATHERED
Issued with Air Combat Paintings by Robert Taylor


On 5 March 1944 the B-24 bombers of the 448th Bomb Group took off from England, their mission - to destroy the Luftwaffe facilities at Limoges aerodrome in western France. But waiting for them were the Bf-109s of JG2, ready to rip into the attacking force at the first opportunity. Luckily for the bomber crews they had one of the finest fighter escorts in the Mighty Eighth, Don Blakeslee’s 4th Fighter Group – 'The Eagles'.

As a straggling B-24 comes under attack and its inner starboard engine starts to trail smoke, Steve Pisanos, one of the Fourth’s most deadly Aces, and fellow P-51B pilots quickly arrive on the scene to break up the attack. The Liberator now has a chance to get home.

Overall size: 27” wide x 191/2” high

THE SIGNATURES


Colonel STEVE PISANOS: Hauptmann GÜNTHER NORDENHOLZ

To have one volume of paintings published would see many artists reach the pinnacle of their career, but Robert Taylor is something special. Widely acknowledged as the foremost aviation artist in the history of the genre, this new volume in his best-selling Air Combat Paintings series is, incredibly, Volume SIX! Already being spoken of as the finest volume of his works ever published, this new edition brings you his very latest and up to date work accompanied by informative text written with refreshing originality.

This wonderful new 128 page case-bound book is printed on heavy weight art paper and contains over 70 images reproduced in full colour, supported by a host of beautiful drawings and informative photographs, including many images never previously seen, and gold-blocked titles emblazon the spine.

Readers will experience some of the world’s greatest air battles as visualised by the world’s master of aviation art, and the story of how these masterworks came into existence.

This outstanding book is available with a choice of two different specially produced jackets - one to represent the USAAF and the other the RAF and Commonwealth - the choice is yours!

AIR COMBAT PAINTINGS VOL VI ROBERT TAYLOR
Volume VI USAAF Edition


THE FOREWORD - Written by Peter Jackson

Together with a 27,000 word text, the book contains the significant and valuable contribution of Peter Jackson who has written the Foreword. New Zealander Peter Jackson is a multi Academy award winning film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for directing ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy of films, and his 2005 remake of the classic ‘King Kong’. 'The Lovely Bones' is due to be released in late 2009 and among his latest projects is a remake of the classic 1954 film of ‘The Dam Busters’. A lifelong aviation enthusiast, he is an avid collector of aviation memorabilia and art, and has long been a fan of Robert Taylor’s work.


THE USAAF COLLECTORS’ EDITION

600 Signed & Numbered matching book and print set:
25 Artist Proof matching numbered book and print set:

THE REMARQUE EDITION
With just TEN copies issued with each of the special editions, Robert Taylor’s magnificent pencil remarque will be completed on a separate folio sheet of paper which can either be inserted loosely within the book itself, or, if you wish, available to be framed and displayed as a separate item in its own right.


THE VETERANS BOOKPLATE
Specially placed in the front of each of the TEN remarque edition books will be a remarkable bookplate containing the original signatures of FIFTEEN of World War Two’s most famous and distinguished aviators. Illustrious veterans whose names include Erich Hartmann, the highest scoring Ace in history; Hub Zemke and Don Blakeslee; and Victoria Cross holders Bill Reid and Norman Jackson to name but a few.

Warrant Officer NORMAN JACKSON VC.

Flight Lieutenant BILL REID VC.

Generalleutnant ADOLF GALLAND

Air Vice-Marshal JOHNNIE JOHNSON CB CBE DSO** DFC*

Air Commodore ALAN DEERE DSO OBE DFC*

Oberst ERICH HARTMANN

Wing Commander DON KINGABY DSO AFC DFM**

Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL

Colonel HUB ZEMKE

Colonel BOB MORGAN

Colonel DON BLAKESLEE

Brigadier General ROBIN OLDS

General LEON JOHNSON MOH

Colonel WALKER ‘BUD’ MAHURIN

Colonel CLARENCE ‘BUD’ ANDERSON

CHOICE OF REMARQUE
Military Gallery collectors can choose their Robert Taylor pencil drawing remarque - the only authentic remarque issued with Volume VI - from either an RAF, USAAF, or Luftwaffe subject. The choice is open with either the USAAF or RAF editions but depending on the subject chosen, the drawing will come separately signed, not only by the artist Robert Taylor, but by one of the following Aces:

RAF
Squadron Leader NEVILLE DUKE DSO DFC*

USAAF
Colonel DON BLAKESLEE

Luftwaffe
Oberleutnant ERWIN LEYKAUF
AND Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK

10 Remarques with muti signature book plate

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