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Robert Bailey - A Brush with History with 3 Prints

A Brush with History by Robert Bailey

Authors: Robert Bailey, Mike Coenen
Edition: 250
New Copy
Publisher: Bailey Art and Publishing
Voucher value: 20

Book size: 14.5 x11.5 inches
Print size: 31 x 22 inches - Ramitelli Rumble
Print size: 13 x 10 inches - Big Beautiful Bluenoser
Print size: 13 x 10 inches - Tirpitz Terror

An artist signed limited edition of the book 'Robert Bailey  - A Brush with History' with  matching-numbered copies of the Limited Edition prints Ramitelli Rumble, Big Beautiful Bluenoser and Tirpitz Terror. The portfolio carries a total of 6 signatures of pilot veterans from World War II.

Robert Bailey - A Brush with History

An exciting collection of paintings by one of the world's premier aviation artists, splendidly exhibited in a high quality, hard cover book, with glossy dust jacket.

This is Robert Bailey's long awaited first book on combat aviation paintings. Consisting of 70 color images and 57 pencil drawings, it is sure to be highly collectable by aviation art connoisseurs around the world. Anecdotes of print signings, text on Robert's circuitous route to becoming an aviation artist, background stories of how all the pictures came into being and insights into WWII written by veterans from both sides!

Foreword is by Colonel 'Bud' Anderson of the 357th F.G., with Introduction by Mike Coenen.

A selection of print titles also include 'work in progress' images, showing how various paintings were developed, stage by stage.  Never before seen pencil drawings include aircraft of all types, naval scenes, historical figures (Roosevelt, Churchill) and individual aircrew in flight gear, revealing a new talent by this artist.

Ramitelli Rumble by Robert Bailey

Ramitelli Rumble

Life for the Fighter Squadrons of the 332nd Fighter Group, at the former farm field in Ramitelli, Italy in 1945, was about disciplined routine. Like other Fighter Groups in the 15th Air Force based nearby, it would start as it ended with the ground crews. With a mission planned and communicated they worked feverishly, many times without enough sleep, coaxing and prodding ‘their planes’ to be ready in the morning to ‘loan out to the pilots’.

As the sun began to rise the air crews would awaken and begin preparation for the next mission. For some sleep did not come easy and did little to refresh their tired minds, a byproduct of aerial combat flown high above the hostile skies of Nazi Germany and Austria, locked in the deadly business of defending bomber streams they were tasked to escort against a resilient foe.

In Robert Bailey’s action packed canvas ‘Little Freddio’ and ‘Lady Emmo’ of the 332 Squadron are the first to launch from the airfield and begin the process to assemble before turning to a northern heading that will take them to the rendezvous point where they will meet the bombers they are to escort to the heartland of Germany. They will need to be vigilant today if their record of never losing a bomber they escorted in combat, is to remain intact.

Each copy of Robert Bailey's Limited Edition, Ramitelli Rumble, is individually signed and numbered by the artist and counter signed by the following Tuskegee Airmen:
1st. Lt. Alexander Jefferson
1st. Lt. William B. Ellis
2nd. Lt. George E. Hardy
2nd. Lt. Roger C. Terry.

Big Beautiful Bluenoser by Robert Bailey

Big Beautiful Bluenoser

Featuring a P51 Mustang of the 352 FG and signed by Lt. Robert 'Punchy' Powell Jr.

Tirpitz Terror by Robert Bailey

Tirpitz Terror

Signed by Flt. Lt. Harry Haxby DFM and featuring his Halifax attacking the German battleship Tirpitz in a Norwegian fjord.

A Brush with History and 3 Print Set


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