TOWARDS THE HOME FIRES FRAMED REMARQUE BY ROBERT TAYLOR

$1,695.00

With dusk approaching, Robin Olds, flying his P-51K Scat VI, leads a flight of Mustangs of the 434th Fighter Squadron, 479th Fighter Group low over the historic estuary town of Maldon in Essex. The ancient wharves and quayside are a welcoming sight for the returning Mustang pilots as they head home to their base at Wattisham after an arduous eight-hour bomber escort mission on 14 February 1945. There is time enough for a low level flypast for the villagers below as Olds reflects on a mission that saw him add three German fighters to his tally in quick succession south of Berlin, making him one of the foremost Aces of the unit..

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Description

As the New Year of 1945 dawned, the snow had already spread to blanket the southern half of England with a cloak of frosty whiteness. The festivities of Christmas had passed and the relentless pounding of German cities and industrial targets continued unabated. On every front Hitler’s once-fabled armies were in full retreat. The endgame was now in play.

Recalling that final harsh winter of the war Robert Taylor has painted one of the finest scenes of his illustrious career in a stunning tribute to Robin Olds, one of the legendary Aces who took part in the great aerial assault launched on Germany by the US Eighth Air Force.

Destined to become one of Robert’s classic pieces, it is of great historical significance that Robin Olds has signed part of the edition. The prints are also autographed by pilots that flew alongside him on those arduous missions, giving even greater meaning to this new release and creating a remarkable and valuable collector’s piece.

THE SIGNATURES

Joining artist Robert Taylor in signing the print are highly-distinguished fighter pilots who flew P-51s alongside Robin Olds:

Lieutenant Colonel WALTER M. DRAKE
Brigadier General ROBIN OLDS
First Lieutenant JAMES E. FROLKING
Colonel CLARENCE E “BUD” ANDERSON
Brigadier General FRANK L GAILER
Colonel JOE PETERBURS
Colonel STEVE PISANOS
First Lieutenant DAVID L. BORN 

This copy has been returned to Robert’s Studio to be enhanced with a unique, original pencil Remarque, hand-drawn in the border.  Original work by Robert Taylor seldom becomes available so this is a very collectible piece.

Additional information

Artist

Robert Taylor

Media

Lithograph

Overall Print Size

32.75 x 24.25 inches

Overall Size Framed

37 ½ x 30 inches

Release Date

March 2016

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