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August 29, 2014 - 10:51 pm
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Simon,

“Mustangs Over Bremen” is a spectacular drawing!

The “Horrido” Knight’s Cross tribute edition sure had a stupendous lineup of signatures!

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September 5, 2014 - 8:48 pm
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Robert Taylor – Combat over the Solomon’s original pencil drawing for the companion print to the Publishers Proof edition of In Gallant Company.

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September 7, 2014 - 6:58 am
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Great Taylor drawings you have there Simon, I still think ‘Mustangs over Bremen’ Coulson have been a colour print in it’s own right. Thanks for sharing.

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September 7, 2014 - 8:49 pm
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I agree with JC that “Mustangs Over Bremen” could have made a great painting.  Come to think of it, all those companion pencil prints RT1 did in the 90’s would have made great paintings.  “Running the Gauntlet”, “Tank Busters”, “Combat Over The Solomons”, “One of the Lucky Ones”, “Squadron Normandie Nieman Scramble”, “Tail End Charlie” – all were very nice.

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September 10, 2014 - 4:41 pm
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JC and Fuzzy, agree many of these older companion drawings would have made great prints. My favorite would be “Tank Busters” (RAF Hurricane Tank Busters) issued as a companion to the publishers proof edition of Hunters in the Desert.

 

Robert Taylor “Into the Teeth of the Wind” Doolittle Tribute original drawings

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“Jet Hunters” Ace of Aces original drawing

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September 10, 2014 - 6:49 pm
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Yet more goodies! Thanks for keeping this thread alive . I wish I had something to contribute but can only watch frown

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September 28, 2014 - 11:49 am
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Simon your collection is extraordinary.  By any chance are you Robert’s brother?bigsmile

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September 28, 2014 - 2:58 pm
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Hi Appliance,

 

Wish I was, would be a lot easier to collect and probably a lot cheaperbeercheers

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September 29, 2014 - 4:06 am
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That was what I was getting at Simon.  rotfhysterical

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September 30, 2014 - 7:13 am
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Simon,

“Jet Hunters” original drawing is excellent, great collection. As much as I like remarques on prints, original drawings are extra special in my opinion.

John

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Hi, I am a new member and this is my first post.  I have been a collector for about 25 years and looking to get back into it again, that is how I found this site.  Some years ago I purchased a Robert Taylor original pencil sketch from a reputable dealer.  He told me that Robert normally does a series of pencil sketches when working on a painting and from time to time will sell select drawings.  The one I have is fairly large (estimate 24 X 18 inches, don’t have it with me) and I was told it was the last drawing prior to paint.  The drawing is for the well known “In Gallant Company” picture (Wildcats and Corsairs, signed by CMA pilots).  The drawing has Robert’s signature and the date but no other signatures.  Does all this ring true so far?  Later I got Military Gallery to send me a letter authenticating the drawing and providing an estimate for insurance purposes.  Portions of the drawing were clearly used in several books that I have as well.  If anyone is interested I will post some pictures when I get to my other computer.   

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October 3, 2014 - 11:12 am
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Welcome hellcat6,

That all sounds legit.  RT does a working drawing before he does the painting.  The working drawing for “In Gallant Company” is a real gem!  I know we’d all love to see it.

Kurt

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Thanks Kurt.  Sorry about the photo quality.  I am in Alabama and the drawing is at the house in Ohio.  The framing is very basic and just something we did to protect it, hope to do something a bit more fitting in the future.  If appropriate for this forum, anyone have an idea on the current value?  I would not sell this as it is one of my prized possessions and the closest I will ever come to owning original artwork.

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hellcat6,

That’s a superb drawing!  “In Gallant Company” was the first Taylor print I bought when I started collecting, and is still a favorite.  I don’t recall ever seeing the working drawing for it.

If you get back to where the drawing hangs and can post some detailed shots, we’d love it!

I have heard that Military Gallery’s asking price for a working drawing is $5000.  That’s second-hand info, so I can’t attest to its accuracy.  Your best source for valuation would be ‘Taylorprints’, who is an active buyer of RT remarques and drawings.  You might send him a PM.

Kurt

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October 4, 2014 - 2:29 pm
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Thanks Kurt.  I will be back in Ohio in about 10 days and will get some better shots.  I only own one original drawing and always felt fortunate that it was this one as this was my favorite painting.  My print buying budget is much reduce these days so I am having great fun exploring this site!  Drew

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October 18, 2014 - 8:56 pm
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As promised, here are a few detail shots of my “In Gallant Company” original pencil sketch.  Please pardon the lack of camera skills!

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October 19, 2014 - 2:14 am
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Thanks for the new shots.  That’s a really nice piece!

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October 19, 2014 - 4:45 am
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Wow, that’s a beauty hellcat6!  One of the nicest pencil drawings I’ve seen.  Thanks much for sharing it with us.

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There are a lot of good aviation artists around – but you are right – Russell Smith stands out as one of the very best .

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