OPENING SKY

by Robert Taylor

Editions Edition Size UK(£) QTY
Limited edition 300 £125.00
Matted limited edition £175.00
Artist proofs 75 Limited Availability Contact Us
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This outstanding edition is the follow-up to the highly successful releases HEIGHT AND SUN and DAWN EAGLES RISING and carries the original signatures of some of the most prominent P-51 Aces of WWII.

With the morning sun glinting on the fuselages and the Dutch coastline far below, P51 Mustangs of the 78th Fighter Group head for their base at Duxford, at the end of a long sweep east of the Rhine crossing, Spring 1945. Finally the sky was theirs.

Robert Taylor’s visually poetic masterpiece pays tribute to the American P-51 Mustang fighter pilots who flew and fought for freedom during World War II and has been personally signed by many of the United States' most famous P-51 fighter pilots.

The Limited Edition

Every print has been personally signed by the artist, Robert Taylor, together with THREE of the USAAF’s foremost P-51 Mustang Aces:

  • Lieutenant Colonel Clyde B. East
  • Colonel Clarence E 'Bud' Anderson
  • Colonel Art Fiedler

Matted Limited Edition

With all signatures of the Limited Edition, our expert team have conservation mounted this FOUR signature collector'spiece to include the original autograph of an additional P-51 Mustang Ace:

  • Colonel Donald Cummings

The Artist Proof

Issued together with all the components of the Tribute Edition, these THIRTY-TWO signature Artist Proofs are matted to include the original signatures of an additional fifteen US pilots who flew fighters in combat, many of whom are top Aces and exponents of the P-51. They include many of the USAAF and USMC’s greatest names.

  • Brigadier General Russell Berg
  • Colonel Don Blakeslee
  • Major General Charles R. Bond
  • Colonel Gerald Brown
  • Major 'Kit' Carson
  • Colonel Francis 'Gabby' Gabreski
  • Colonel Herschel 'Herky' Green DSC, DFC
  • Colonel David 'Tex' Hill
  • Lieutenant Colonel Frank D. Hurlbut
  • Major Jack M. Ilfrey
  • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Johnson
  • General Carrol 'Red' McColpin
  • Brigadier General Robin Olds
  • Major Richard 'Bud' Peterson
  • Lieutenant Kenneth A. Walsh USMC Medal of Honor
Media:
Lithograph
Size:
27.5 x 17 inches
Release Date:
10/2009

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