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Robert Taylor Air Combat Paintings Volume II
Limited Edition with the print Defence of the Realm

Robert Taylor  - Air Combat Paintings Vol II

Authors: Robert Taylor, Charles Walker
Edition: 1250
Publisher: David and Charles
Condition: Both book and print as new.

Book size: 14.5 x 11.5 inches
Print size: 28 x 21.5 inches
Voucher value: 20

A deluxe copy of the book 'Robert Taylor - Air Combat Paintings Volume II' with a matching-numbered copy of the Limited Edition print Defence of the Realm.

Robert Taylor - Air Combat Paintings Volume II

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, mostly concentrating 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.

The book is issued with a blue cloth slip case with the artist’s signature gold blocked on the front cover. The book is signed and numbered inside by the artist.

Defence of the Realm by Robert Taylor

Defence of the Realm

Robert Taylor’s finely detailed painting depicts the Hurricane of no. 85 Squadron’s C.O. Peter Townsend banking over London during the Battle of Britain, summer 1940.

The print is individually signed and numbered by the artist and
Group Captain Peter Townsend.


This book and print set was purchased from ourselves by the owner when it was released by the Military Gallery in 1991. The book was wrapped in cellophane and stored away, the print was put into a gallery browser sleeve and also stored until now. Both have remained virtually untouched since then and are therefore as close to ‘new’ condition as it is likely to find. The set comes with the original Certificate of Authenticity, itself also in perfect condition.

Robert Taylor Air Combat Paintings Volume II with Defence of the Realm



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