“The Rising Mist” Robert Taylor

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15 Collector's Editions  $835 -  1 Left

 

10 Veteran's Editions $1,395 - Sorry - Sold Out

The Memphis Belle wasn’t the first heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force to complete 25 missions, and she wasn’t the first B-17 Flying Fortress either, but thanks to the influence and glamour of a well-oiled public relations machine, the Belle was by far the most famous.

 It's therefore fitting that Robert has chosen the Belle to represent all the young bomber crews who flew with the 8th Air Force during WWII in his detailed drawing ‘The Rising Mist’. Skilfully crafted in his unmistakable style Robert depicts a scene at Bassingbourn, her home base, whilst the crew await the signal to start engines – once the sun has burnt off an early morning mist.

Following the recent success of Robert’s high quality Giclée fine art print editions such as ‘Camaraderie’ commemorating the Luftwaffe Fighter Aces of WWII and ‘Major Missions’ in tribute to the crews of RAF’s famous 617 Squadron, this latest piece remembers the bomber crews of the U.S. Eighth Air Force.

Adding great authenticity, each print has been hand signed and personally titled by the artist and is issued mounted to full conservation standards to include the original autographs of some of the most famous names to serve on B-17s during WWII, such as the Pilot and Captain of the Belle, Bob Morgan.

Completing each portfolio is a matching-numbered copy of the book ‘The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress – In Air Combat Paintings by Robert Taylor’ produced exclusively for the release and beautifully illustrated from the archives of the Military Gallery using a selection of memorable Robert Taylor pieces featuring this legendary aircraft.

The Collector's Edition - With FIFTEEN signatures of B-17 veterans!

Restricted to just FIFTEEN copies worldwide, each portfolio contains a copy of the book along with a matching-numbered print, conservation matted to include the signatures of fifteen highly-regarded veterans:

  • Col BOB MORGAN – 91st BG (Pilot of the Belle - pictured)
  • Lt Col JIM BARKER – 351st BG
  • Capt ALVIN BROWN – 95th BG
  • Lt Col ROBERT BURNS – 351st BG
  • Col WILLIAM LAWLEY MOH – 305th BG
  • Lt Col HARRY MUMFORD – 95th BG
  • Lt Col BOB GOSSMAN – 351st BG
  • Col BOB MORGAN – 91st BG (Pilot of the Belle - pictured)
  • Lt Col JIM BARKER – 351st BG
  • Capt ALVIN BROWN – 95th BG
  • Lt Col ROBERT BURNS – 351st BG
  • Col WILLIAM LAWLEY MOH – 305th BG
  • Lt Col HARRY MUMFORD – 95th BG
  • Lt Col BOB GOSSMAN – 351st BG

 

    The Veteran's EditionWith TWENTY-FIVE signatures of B-17 veterans!


    Featuring all components of the Collector’s Edition, this highly-prized Veteran's Edition is limited to only TEN copies worldwide and includes the additional autographs of a further ten B-17 veterans, creating a total of twenty-five signatures:

    • Lt Col JIM VERINIS – 91st BG (Co-Pilot on the Belle)
    • Capt CHARLES LEIGHTON – 91st BG (Navigator on the Belle)
    • Tech Sgt HAROLD LOCH – 91st BG (Top Turret Gunner on the Belle)
    • SSgt CASIMER NASTAL – 91st BG (Rear Waist Gunner on the Belle)
    • SSgt JOHN QUINLAN – 91st BG (Tail Gunner on the Belle)
    • Maj Gen BOB LANDRY – 493rd BG
    • 1st Lt ‘L.A.’ MITCHELL – 401st BG
    • 1st Lt DENNY THOMPSON – 487th BG
    • Capt ROLLAND WHITED – 34th BG
    • Lt Col ROBERT DEES – 34th BG

    10 Veteran's Edition  $1,395