THE CHANNEL DASH - GICLÉE CANVAS PROOF
by Robert Taylor
At dawn on 12 February 1942 a German battle fleet rounded the Cherbourg peninsula. Their destination was Germany.
Undetected, the battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, together with the cruiser Prinz Eugen and supporting vessels, had escaped from the French port of Brest, and were making an audacious dash - in broad daylight and under the noses of the enemy - to the safety of the Elbe Estuary. But first they must sail through the Straits of Dover, one of the narrowest and most heavily defended straits in the world.
Everything depended on surprise - and air cover. Given the job of providing that air cover was one of Hitler’s youngest Generals, Adolf Galland, and his Messerschmitt Me109's of JG-26.
Never, perhaps, has such a significant air-sea operation been portrayed with such style as by Robert Taylor in the now classic Masterwork, The Channel Dash. Originally created as the first in the famous ‘Galland Trilogy’, The Channel Dash, signed by Adolf Galland and veterans of Operation Cerberus, became one of the most collectible limited editions ever published.
Available in two different sizes…
Thanks to the latest high-definition digital technology, this iconic image is available as part of Robert’s series of Giclée Canvas Proofs. Specifically produced to order, each copy is signed by the artist, individually numbered and stamped on the reverse, and issued with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Due to demand from collectors, The Channel Dash is available in two different sizes – the full size STUDIO PROOFS and a smaller FOLIO PROOF format.
Each individual canvas is printed to the same exacting standards and under the direct supervision from Robert himself. He has described the outcome as ‘stunning, and as close to my original painting in both colour and texture as I believe is currently possible’. High praise coming from the world’s premier aviation artist! Every canvas is issued personally signed by Robert on the front and stamped on the back to fully authenticate.
Available in two different sizes:
Giclée Folio Proofs
Image Size: 24" wide x 16" high
Giclée Studio Proofs
Image Size: 36" wide x 24" high
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