MOST MEMORABLE DAY - THE FINAL DRAWING
Alongside his ability to craft sublime paintings, Robert Taylor has a wonderful talent of creating the most amazing drawings that have become collectible in their own right. His current Graphite Collection is highly popular but this drawing stems from an earlier period and was the working drawing produced for a painting of the same name. The painting recalled Adolf Galland’s ‘most memorable day’ as a pilot during the war, the day that he learned that he was to become the first recipient of the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
It was 21 June 1940 and in the air he’d had a good day. Together with his wingman, they had twice broken through the fighter escort to attack Blenheim bombers over northern France to claim two Blenheims and one escorting Spitfire. In two missions he’d also survived a forced crash-landing, and then a parachute escape from his blazing Me109. It had been a memorable day!
Each print has been personally signed by the artist Robert Taylor and individually hand numbered.
Matted Collector's Piece
We have a limited quantity available that are conservation matted to include a photograph and an original autograph of the legendary Ace depicted:
- Generalleutnant Adolf Galland KC with Oak Leaves Swords and Diamonds
- 24 x 18 inches
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