"Icons of Flight - Jimmy Doolittle" by Robert Taylor

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The latest release in Robert's blockbuster series: General 'Jimmy’ Doolittle 

Few aviators have had such an impact on the history of flight – Intrepid Pioneer, Record Breaker, Award Winner, Outstanding Aeronautical Engineer or Celebrated Commander could all describe the man Robert Taylor has chosen as the latest figure to feature in his ground-breakiIcons of Flight series. That figure is General Jimmy Doolittle – best known as the man who led the famous first raid on Tokyo during WWII for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Beautifully matted within the composition is a separate portrait specially created by Robert for the occasion.
 
Continuing the meticulous standards set in the series so far, both drawings are once again beautifully presented as Giclée prints, reproduced on museum quality archival papers. What happens next, however, is at the heart of this new series as Robert lovingly hand-finishes each copy to create a truly unique and highly-collectible item. The process he uses to transform each piece is tantalising with the delicate application of subtle embellishments and elegant highlights. Every copy is therefore unique and only when Robert is completely satisfied with the finished result, does he personally title and write the captions before signing and hand-numbering each copy.

 

Only 20 copies of this memorable edition are available worldwide. Each pair of drawings is exquisitely matted to full conservation standards in a single composition that includes reproduction Command Pilot Wings and the RARE and fully authenticated original autograph of the man himself; JAMES H. ‘JIMMY’ DOOLITTLE

To complete the portfolio, each compilation is accompanied by a matching-numbered biographical book specially written for this release which is beautifully illustrated by Robert Taylor and his talented son, Richard. 20 Jimmy Doolittle Book & Print Portfolio:  $3,195