Robert Taylor Artist Proof Limited Edition Print "Eagles Prey" WWII Aviation Print

By August 1941 the Eagles started to receive the first of their famous Spitfires, the MkIIa, which bore the brunt of their early cross-Channel offensive sweeps over Northern France, or `Rhubarbs' as they were known. This artwork depicts the Spitfires of #71 American Eagle Squadron flying over a downed Me109 after a dog fight above Northern France in 1941. It is signed by the pilots that flew the mission. Also signed by the artist Robert Taylor and Artist Proof #22 of 125. This famous artwork is scarce and quite large 33" by 25". It has never been hung, always stored in a special flat cover. The artist proof is in very fine condition with minor very edge partial crease along the left hand border and one small bend on upper right hand corner of the wide border margin. Actual image is approximately 28 by 21". We have not found any COA for this scarce print but it is very well documented. The ones I have found are more expensive and do not mention a COA so possibly were not issued with the print. This artist proof is very scarce.

The more powerful MkV Spitfire, developed to combat its arch-rival, the MeBf109F, began service with the Eagles in October 1941,and was the most numerous Spitfire variant produced during the war. The Eagles continued to fly the MkV until their transfer to the U.S.A.A.F. in September 1942 when 133 Squadron was receiving its first MkIX. With a top speed over 400 mph, the MkIX. was more than a match for the Luftwaffe's Fw190. For many Eagle pilots the famous `Spit' remained forever their best loved fighter.

Pilot Signatures:: * General Carroll `Red' McColpin 607-71-121-133 Squadrons RAF * Colonel Don Blakeslee * Colonel Oscar Coen * Colonel James Goodson * Colonel Reade Tilley 121 Squadron RAF

Shipping and Insurance is included within the Continental United States at a flat rate to make to make it hassle free for you to purchase this Robert Taylor masterpiece, scarce limited edition vintage artist's proof. Serving you for over 30 years, we work hard to find unique antiques and heirlooms at reasonable prices. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

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Robert Taylor Artist Proof Limited Edition Print "Eagles Prey" WWII Aviation Print

Robert Taylor Artist Proof Limited Edition Print "Eagles Prey"  WWII Aviation Print
Robert Taylor Artist Proof Limited Edition Print "Eagles Prey"  WWII Aviation Print
Robert Taylor Artist Proof Limited Edition Print "Eagles Prey"  WWII Aviation Print
Robert Taylor Artist Proof Limited Edition Print "Eagles Prey"  WWII Aviation Print
Robert Taylor Artist Proof Limited Edition Print "Eagles Prey"  WWII Aviation Print
Robert Taylor Artist Proof Limited Edition Print "Eagles Prey"  WWII Aviation Print
Robert Taylor Artist Proof Limited Edition Print "Eagles Prey"  WWII Aviation Print
Robert Taylor Artist Proof Limited Edition Print "Eagles Prey"  WWII Aviation Print
Robert Taylor Artist Proof Limited Edition Print "Eagles Prey"  WWII Aviation Print

By August 1941 the Eagles started to receive the first of their famous Spitfires, the MkIIa, which bore the brunt of their early cross-Channel offensive sweeps over Northern France, or `Rhubarbs' as they were known. This artwork depicts the Spitfires of #71 American Eagle Squadron flying over a downed Me109 after a dog fight above Northern France in 1941. It is signed by the pilots that flew the mission. Also signed by the artist Robert Taylor and Artist Proof #22 of 125. This famous artwork is scarce and quite large 33" by 25". It has never been hung, always stored in a special flat cover. The artist proof is in very fine condition with minor very edge partial crease along the left hand border and one small bend on upper right hand corner of the wide border margin. Actual image is approximately 28 by 21". We have not found any COA for this scarce print but it is very well documented. The ones I have found are more expensive and do not mention a COA so possibly were not issued with the print. This artist proof is very scarce.

The more powerful MkV Spitfire, developed to combat its arch-rival, the MeBf109F, began service with the Eagles in October 1941,and was the most numerous Spitfire variant produced during the war. The Eagles continued to fly the MkV until their transfer to the U.S.A.A.F. in September 1942 when 133 Squadron was receiving its first MkIX. With a top speed over 400 mph, the MkIX. was more than a match for the Luftwaffe's Fw190. For many Eagle pilots the famous `Spit' remained forever their best loved fighter.

Pilot Signatures:: * General Carroll `Red' McColpin 607-71-121-133 Squadrons RAF * Colonel Don Blakeslee * Colonel Oscar Coen * Colonel James Goodson * Colonel Reade Tilley 121 Squadron RAF

Shipping and Insurance is included within the Continental United States at a flat rate to make to make it hassle free for you to purchase this Robert Taylor masterpiece, scarce limited edition vintage artist's proof. Serving you for over 30 years, we work hard to find unique antiques and heirlooms at reasonable prices. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

Item ID: rwb67L1

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