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Simon's Collection
Collection of Aviation Art
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Over the next few weeks will post some of my non remarqued collection of Aviation Art. The posts will cover various Artists, but as I have a large collection of Robert Taylor prints it will mainly be Taylors. Also include some of his Maritime prints as well to try and cover a fuller range of his works.

Posts will be by subject matter and mix up older and new releases. It is interesting to see the various categories and subjects that have been covered by Robert Taylor over the years and how his style has evolved.

 

First Subject is Battle of Britain (1) Robert Taylor

Aces of the Western Front – Publishers Proof edition issued with companion print “Spitfires over the Needles”

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Fight for the Sky – Millennium Proof issued with companion print “Defiant Till the Last”

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw9064.jpg

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw9068.jpg

 

Combat Over London – Publishers Proof edition

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw5025.jpg

 

Bader Bus Company – Artist Proof edition

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw3004.jpg

 

Dawn Scramble – Publishers Proof edition

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw7090.jpg

 

Eagles High – Artist Proof edition

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw8027.jpg

 

 Return of the Few – Artist Proof edition

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..w18049.jpg

 

A Time for Heroes – The Veterans edition with companion prints “Preparing for Action” and “Lone Gladiator”

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..ed1005.jpg

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Pacific Carrier Operations (1) – Much of the air war in the Pacific was carrier based which is reflected in Robert Taylors work.

 

Battle of the Coral Seas – Publishers Proof edition

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw3013.jpg

 

Beach Head Strike Force – Artist Proof edition

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw3034.jpg

 

Hellcat Fury – War in the Pacific Portfolio issued with two companion prints “Pacific Pirates” and “Dauntless over Yorktown”

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In Gallant Company – Publishers Proof edition issued with a companion print “Combat over the Solomon’s” The original drawing for the companion print is posted in the original drawings thread.

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I know this is going to be an awesome thread and a visual treat for all aviation art enthusiasts. drool1

Thank you, Simon, for sharing photos of your amazing collection with us here. thumbsup

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Thanks Simon, wonderful stuff.  I like seeing the companion prints as many of them are not familiar to me and this will be another great learning experience on ehanger!  Thanks, Drew

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Thanks guy’s, will try and keep the post interesting. Will circles back later on with some more remarque’s my main passion.

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First World War – Robert Taylor work on First World War subjects has been varied with some recent works with nice interesting subjects. An early work “High Patrol” was largely signed by Sopwith unfortunately he died during the signing and some prints were issued with other very interesting signatures. These were few and are very hard to find.

Biff Boys – This is the Richthofen Tribute Proof Edition issued with two companion drawings “Camels on Patrol” and “Close Shave” matted with Richthofen’s signature.

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Balloon Buster – Artist Proof edition

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw3001.jpg

 

Dawn Patrol – Artist Proof edition

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw6079.jpg

 

High Patrol – Three prints the first is signed by Tommy Sopwith

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The second High Patrol print is signed by George Jones RAAF, presumable after Tommy Sopwith was unable to sign any more prints. George Jones had a remarkable career starting as an infantryman in WW1 later becoming an air mechanic and taking flight training. George Jones ended the war as an ace. Jones was appointed RAAF Chief of Air Staff in 1942, remarkable starting as an infantryman.

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..w12023.jpg

 

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..w12028.jpg

 

Third High Patrol print is an Artist Proof signed by Tommy Sopwith, Audrey Elwood and Balfour Inchrye. Audrey Elwood was a double Ace flying the Sopwith Camel and later had a distinguished career in RAF Command. Lord later Baron Balfour Inchrye was also an Ace flying Camels and in later life was a successful politician

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http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..w12017.jpg

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..w12021.jpg

 

SE 5A at St. Omar – A nice pencil print which would have made a great main print

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..w19045.jpg

 

The Fleet Abroad – A recent Robert Taylor print in Sepia with some color added, very effective media to depict this subject.

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..ed2029.jpg

 

Noonday Patrol – Same medium as above and again very effective.

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..ed2027.jpg

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Gerald Coulson – A Master at Spitfire paintings

 

High Spirits 1940

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Cloud Dancer

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..son004.jpg

 

Lone Spitfire – A stunning Spitfire piece and in my opinion one of the best

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..son016.jpg

 

Portrait of a Thoroughbred – Another superb Spitfire piece

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..son024.jpg

 

Hunters Moon  –  An unusual subject, a Hurricane Night Fighter early in the war. It is extremely difficult to paint night scenes and this is exceptionally well done using the moon to reflect off the clouds and coastline.

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..son017.jpg

 

To Sink the Bismarck

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..son044.jpg

 

Striking Back

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..son037.jpg

 

 

 

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Simon,

Thanks for posting the Coulsons.  I like his work.  He’s done some fine paintings over the years.

I haven’t seen the APs of RT’s “High Patrol” with the extra signatures before.  Learn something new every day.

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Robert Taylor – Dambusters  Another very popular subject with a variety of prints in various styles, regular, graphite and sepia.

 

Awaiting the Call – Artist Proof Edition

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Breaching The Eder Dam – Matted pencil drawing, forerunner to the later issued color print.

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw6078.jpg

Dambusters Breaching the Eder Dam – Artist Proof Edition of the color print

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw6065.jpg

Dambusters Impossible Mission – Artist Proof Edition

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Inbound to Target – Matted Publishers Proof Edition

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Operation Chastise – Dambusters Portfolio Artist Proof issues with two companion prints “Green on Go” and “Last Moments of the Mohne Dam” a matted pencil print recently issued as a color print

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..w16037.jpg

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Bombs Away – Matted Publishers Proof Edition

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Robert Taylor – Sailing Yachts   Robert has done many great nautical prints, his yacht prints are some of the best. These are very early prints and prone to fading, it is now very hard to find good copies.

Admirals Cup

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American Cup Challenge

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Running Down to Hobart

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Evening Surf – Not a yacht but a very early beautiful surf seascape by RT

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw9054.jpg

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Robert Taylor – USAF 1 

Outward Bound Mighty Eighth – Publishers Proof Edition issued with companion print “Tail End Charley”

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Eagle Divide – Publishers Proof Edition

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Fourth Fighter Patrol – Artist Proof Edition

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Home Run – Artist Proof Edition

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Heading Home to Raydon – Artist Proof Edition

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Zemke’s Wolfpack – Artist Proof Edition

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Simon,

The yachts are very nice, and something you don’t often see.  Same for the seascape.

Great to see the pencil prints that go with the publisher proof editions!

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Robert Taylor – Early Battle of Britain Prints  These prints were issued years ago, they are becoming increasing rare and very difficult to find in mint condition.

Coming Home Together

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw5039.jpg

Dual of Eagles

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..aw7130.jpg

First of Many

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Hurricane

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..w13022.jpg

Spitfire

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..w20001.jpg

Victory Wave   Rare early print, not an open edition with only 250 being issued

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Dual of Eagles jogs the memory. I remember wanting to get a copy when it came out but never did. neutral

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Robert Taylor – Luftwaffe Classics 1

JV 44 – Artist Proof Edition

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Knight of the Eastern Front – Publishers Proof Edition very rare there were only 10 PP edition prints issued

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Knights Cross – Artist Proof Edition

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Stormbirds over the Reich – Artist Proof Edition

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Swansong – Publishers Proof Edition

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Frank Wootton  – The Father of Aviation Art, the official War Artist of the RAF during WWII

Looking for Trouble

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Mosquito

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Sinking of the Tirpitz

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Strike Wing Attack

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Unarmed against the Enemy

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Robert Taylor B17’s (1)

Company of Heroes – Aces Edition issued with two companion prints “Bader Bus Company” and “JG 26 at Audembert”

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Gathering of Eagles – Artist Proof Edition

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Helping Hand – Artist Proof Edition

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Mission Completed – Artist Proof Edition

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Coming Home Mighty Eighth – Publishers Proof Edition issued with companion print “Foul Weather Mission”

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Return from Schweinfurt – Artists Proof Edition

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Simon,

Great to see the Woottons.  I’ve always thought “Strike Wing Attack” captures the Beaufighter like no other image.  “Mosquito” is also very well-done.

Great to see the Publisher Proof pencil prints.  “Foul Weather Mission” is one you rarely see.  “JG-26 at Audembert” is my favorite pencil print of all time!

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Robert Taylor – Early Battle of Britain Prints  These prints were issued years ago, they are becoming increasing rare and very difficult to find in mint condition.

Victory Wave   Rare early print, not an open edition with only 250 being issued

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..ed1048.jpg

In all my years of being involved in aviation art, this is the first time I have heard of or seen this print! 

When was this print issued, do you know?

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Victory Wave was issued by the Military Gallery very early. It was issued framed and was an early form of Giclee. Only 250 were issued. I have two and this one came from John Rayner in Australia, it hung in his office. John is a great bloke and has helped me a lot in putting together some rarer prints in my collection.

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