Eagles of the West by Robert Taylor


Eagles of the West by Robert Taylor features Helmut Wick of JG2 leading Bf109s over Mont-Saint-Michel just off the coast of France.

The Battle of Britain, fought between 10 July and 31 October 1940, will be remembered as one of the most important battles ever fought, a moment of such importance in British history that it ranks comfortably alongside those of Agincourt and Waterloo. It was a titanic struggle that, all agreed, pitted the best pilots in the world against each other and with such famous names as Douglas Bader and Adolf Galland, Bob Stanford-Tuck, Peter Townsend and Werner Mölders involved you not only had to be good to survive, but lucky. 

As part of his long legacy in portraying scenes from the Battle of Britain, Robert Taylor, who personally knew and was friends with many of the leading protagonists involved, has created this beautiful work titled Eagles of the West. As if to confirm his reputation as the world’s leading aviation artist, on this occasion Robert features the Luftwaffe’s leading Battle of Britain Ace – Helmut Wick. Recently promoted Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG2 ‘Richthofen’, Wick is seen leading a group of Bf109s back to their base in Normandy following a sweep over the English Channel and Normandy coast during the closing stages of the battle. 

Providing a fitting backdrop to Wick and his Bf109s is the magical island of Mont-Saint-Michel, the most famous landmark on the French coast, whose ancient abbey, built by the Normans many centuries before, has witnessed many invading armies come and go. Now radiant in the early evening sunlight in a style that only Robert can capture, the abbey’s soaring gravity-defying walls will, in time, once again witness the passing of the current conflict and those, like Wick, whose time was fleeting. Following a further promotion to Major not long after and appointed Geschwaderkommodore of JG2 - the youngest Luftwaffe officer to hold such a position - Wick’s luck ran out. On 28 November 1940, a few weeks after the battle had ended, he was shot down and killed in an encounter with Spitfires near the Isle of Wight. 

Each print in Robert Taylor's Limited Edition, Eagles of the West, is signed by the following Bf109 Luftwaffe Aces:
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL - Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords / 275 victories
Leutnant HERMANN NEUHOFF - Knight’s Cross / 40 victories
Major ERICH RUDORFFER - Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords / 222 victories.


The five signature Collectors Edition is additionally signed by:
Major HANS-EKKEHARD BOB - Knight’s Cross / 60 victories
Oberstleutnant HUGO DAHMER - Knight’s Cross / 57 victories.

Artist:

Robert Taylor


From:

Military Gallery


Edition:

200. Collectors Edition of 50.



Size:

image 19.5 x 13 inches. 24 x 18 inches overall including borders.




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