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Robert Taylor - Air Combat Paintings Volume II

Authors
Charles Walker
and Robert Taylor

Broken Silence

Broken Silence by Robert Taylor

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This second volume of Robert Taylor’s aviation paintings is packed with classic images, the limited edition prints of which are highly prized by collectors, with virtually all of them commanding high secondary market premiums. The first 20 pages contain a narrative about Robert Taylor by friend Charles Walker, this is a little repetitive if you have got Volume I, but mostly concentrates on different areas such as particular commissions, Robert’s approach to painting, his personality and philosophy, and his relationship with the many famous aviators that he has come to know.  

The remainder of the book focuses on 24 of Robert Taylor’s aviation paintings. Each painting is described by the artist and supplemented with plenty of pencil sketches and anecdotes. As usual with publications by David and Charles the presentation is superb throughout.

Mission Completed by Robert Taylor

Reviewer’s Pick
Pretty tricky from a book full of personal favourites, but the choice is Home Run for its superb colours and powerful composition.

Mission Completed

Foreword is by Group Captain Peter Townsend, CVO, DSO, DFC.  The paintings section is introduced by Colonel Don Lopez.

Home Run by Robert Taylor

All images copyright Robert Taylor.

Robert Taylor - Air Combat Paintings Volume II

JV44

JV 44 by Robert Taylor

Summer Victory

Summer Victory by Robert Taylor

Contents

1

Foreword by Group Cpt Peter Townsend

4

24 sections each named by print title

2

Introduction by Robert Taylor

5

Acknowledgements

3

Robert Taylor by Charles Walker

 

 

Publishing Information - First edition

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 0-7153-9889-X

Released: 1991

Size: 14.5 x 11.5 inches

Pages: 128

Colour images: 40

Originally produced in a large format, hardback, coffee table format. Its immense popularity led to it being reprinted in 1992, 1995 and 1998. These early editions are now out of print. It was then reissued in 2002 in a smaller format and in both hardback and softback.

Publishing Information - Smaller Format Edition (hardback)

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 0-7153-9889-X

Released: 2002

Size: 12 x 9.5 inches

Pages: 128

Colour images: 40

Publishing Information - Smaller Format Edition (softback)

Publisher: David and Charles

ISBN: 0-7153-1460-2

Released: 2002

Size: 12 x 9.5 inches

Pages: 128

Colour images: 40

Limited Edition Version with Print

A limited edition version of Air Combat Paintings Volume II was also issued at the time of release in 1991.

The book was issued with the matching numbered companion print Defence of the Realm signed by Group Captain Peter Townsend CVO, DSO, DFC.

The books were issued with a blue cloth slip case with the artist’s signature gold blocked on the front cover. The books were signed and numbered inside by the artist. The edition size was 1250.

Defence of the Realm

Availability

Limited edition version:

Sold out, only available on the secondary market.

Original large format version:

Sold out, only available on the secondary market.

Reprinted smaller versions:

All versions now out of print.

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