This second volume of Robert Taylor’s aviation paintings is packed with classic images. 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.
A full review can be found in the Book Review section of the site under One Artist Books.
Condition: This is a rare first edition full size hardback book. The book is in very good condition with little evidence of having been handled, there is though some faint age-related discolouration mostly on the page edges. The cloth covered binding is tight and clean. The dust jacket is bright and clean with only minor shelf wear blemishes. Overall this is a very good example of this rare title.
Colour plates: 40