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SPITFIRE, HURRICANE, LANCASTER
DUEL OF EAGLES
Robert Taylor

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We have available a collection of early release Robert Taylor prints including the titles Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster and Duel of Eagles. These editions were highly popular at the time and did much to establish Robert Taylor as a leading aviation artist, particularly as they were personally signed by famous war time pilots. The problem with these prints is that they were produced with the print technology of the day with inks that were not as resilient as we have now. This, coupled with the fact that the vast majority were bought to frame and display, means that most have faded to some degree as well as having suffered from poor framing i.e. not using acid free materials etc. This is hardly surprising given that the concept of aviation art collection had not really been born, but it does mean that very few have survived in good, unfaded condition. This collection had been stored in tubes for a long time since purchase but were transferred to flat storage and have since flattened out nicely - this isnt always the case though so if you do have prints in tubes its best to get them out and flat as soon as possible.

The image areas and signatures on these prints are in superb, unfaded condition. There are though some handling marks - mainly creases and in most cases confined to the white border area - this usually happens when prints are taken in and out of tubes to show them. If you are interested in any of these prints and are thinking about displaying them then we would highly recommend the use of museum grade UV protection glass in your frames. It is expensive compared to regular glass but will dramatically reduce the chance of future fading.

Lancaster by Robert Taylor1
Lancaster by Robert Taylor - Leonard Cheshire signature

Lancaster by Robert Taylor
signed by Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, VC, OM, DSO and Two Bars, DFC

Some small handling marks in the right and left hand white outer border areas, otherwise in excellent condition.
385

Spitfire by Robert Taylor

Spitfire by Robert Taylor
signed by the legendary
Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL

Air Vice Marshal James "Johnnie" Johnson CB, CBE, DSO & Two Bars, DFC & Bar

Some small handling marks in the top, right and left hand border areas, otherwise in excellent condition.
385

Spitfire by Robert Taylor - Bader and Johnson signatures
Hurricane by Robert Taylor
Hurricane by Robert Taylor - Bob Stanford Tuck signature

Hurricane by Robert Taylor
signed by Wing Commander Roland Robert Stanford Tuck DSO, DFC & Two Bars, AFC

Some small handling marks in the right and left hand white outer border areas and what appears to be a fairly light pencil mark in the left hand tint border, otherwise in excellent condition.
SOLD

Duel of Eagles by Robert Taylor1

Duel of Eagles by Robert Taylor
signed by the legendary
Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL

 General Adolf Galland Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds

Some handling marks, particularly in the right and left hand border areas but also a few minor ones in the image area, otherwise in excellent condition. Would not be noticeable if framed
365   SOLD

Duel of Eagles by Robert Taylor - Galland and Bader signatures
Duel of Eagles by Robert Taylor - sqn crests

Battle of Britain Squadron Crests

Issued by the Military Gallery in 1990 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Very rare - we have not seen one before. It is included with the Duel of Eagles print.

Wellington by Robert Taylor
Wellington by Robert Taylor - Bill Townsend signature

Wellington by Robert Taylor
signed by Flight Lieutenant Bill Townsend CGM DFM

Some small handling marks in the left hand white outer border areas and some other marks in the bottom white border, otherwise in excellent condition.
40    SOLD

Memphis Belle by Robert Taylor
Memphis Belle by Robert Taylor - Rob Morgan signature

Memphis Belle by Robert Taylor
signed by Captain Robert Morgan

Some light handling marks in the left and right hand white outer border areas, otherwise in excellent condition.
150

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