Passengers board a Pan Am Clipper at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay in 1940. The mighty Boeing 314, considered the best flying boat ever built, is bound for Hawaii and the Far East. In December 1941, Captain Ford and his 10 main crew covered 31,500 miles to virtually circumnavigate the globe in a Boeing B-314 flying boat. It was the first round-the-world flight made by a commercial plane, and the longest continuous trip ever made by a commercial plane.
This stunning piece was painted by Robert for the launch of his year long exhibition at the Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C. in 1988-1989. It was commissioned by Pam Am who sponsored the exhibition and the majority of the prints were taken by the airline, meaning that a very limited number were available to the collector’s market.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Each print is individually numbered and personally signed by the artist Robert Taylor.
The print was enhanced with an original pencil remarque, hand created in the border by Robert Taylor and is personally signed by:
Pan Am Captain ROBERT FORD