Swansong by Robert Taylor


Rare Limited Edition print by Robert Taylor featuring the Fw190D of Gunther Rall - the third highest scoring fighter Ace in history.

By the time Gunther Rall led the FW-190’s of JG-300 on their last combat mission of World War 2, he had established himself as perhaps the most remarkable of all fighter pilots. Having joined the war in its early stages Rall took part in the Battle of France, the Battle of Britain, and campaigns in Crete and Rumania, before being posted to the Russian front. By 1944 he was back on the Western Front again commanding successfully JG-11 and JG-300 Fighter Wings, flying the long-nose Focke Wulf 190 in the final defence of Germany.

He flew 800 missions, suffered 3 severe injuries, survived seven forced landings, a mid-air collision, and brought his tally of air victories to 275. He flew against the top aces of the RAF in the early part of the war and did battle with aggressive fighter pilots of the USAAF after D-Day in the defence of Germany. In spite of a long period of immobility in 1941/42 after crash-landing and breaking his back, he still recorded the third highest number of air victories in the history of air fighting.

Robert Taylor has recreated the scene, high over Germany as the last morning of combat breaks, and the final dramas of the great air war are played out. Rall leads his FW-190 pilots into combat with P-51’s of the United States Air Force for the last time.

The unmistakable features of Gunther Rall at the controls of is Fw190 bring a quality of realism to the outstanding work of art. From high in the stratosphere view Rall and his wingmen as they dive their elegant and powerful FW-190’s yet again into attack. Around them swirl the contrails of battle. Below and beyond another duel is fought out between Fw190s and P-51 Mustangs, and way, way below, and as far as the eye can see, we behold a majestic, magnificently painted cloudscape. A truly stunning print from the world’s foremost aviation artist.

Robert Taylor's Limited Edition, Swansong, is signed by General Gunther Rall.

We are selling this print on behalf of one of our collectors. It was purchased from ourselves when released in 1988 and has been stored dark and flat since with long term investment in mind. It is in mint condition and is supplied with the original Certificate of Authenticity.
Reference: SB080

Artist:

Robert Taylor


From:

Military Gallery


Edition:

1250



Size:

33 x 24 inches overall including borders.



£0.00 £495.00
0 Rewards Points
QTY
Out Of Stock

We also recommend

Valiant Response (Hardest Days) by Robert Taylor

Valiant Response (Hardest Days) by Robert Taylor

£215.00
The Doolittle Raiders by Robert Taylor

The Doolittle Raiders by Robert Taylor

£250.00
Summer of 42 by John Shaw - Bargain Print

Summer of 42 by John Shaw - Bargain Print

£180.00
Mustangs on the Prowl by Robert Taylor

Mustangs on the Prowl by Robert Taylor

£475.00
The Hard Way Home by Robert Taylor

The Hard Way Home by Robert Taylor

£210.00
The Eagles Divide by Robert Taylor

The Eagles Divide by Robert Taylor

£195.00
Steinhoff Tribute by Robert Taylor

Steinhoff Tribute by Robert Taylor

£275.00
Chennault's Flying Tigers by Robert Taylor

Chennault's Flying Tigers by Robert Taylor

£425.00
Coming in Over the Estuary by Robert Taylor

Coming in Over the Estuary by Robert Taylor

£205.00
Eagles on the Channel Front by Robert Taylor

Eagles on the Channel Front by Robert Taylor

£195.00
The Last Combat by Frank Wootton

The Last Combat by Frank Wootton

£475.00
Top Dog by Robert Taylor

Top Dog by Robert Taylor - RAF Edition

£95.00
Savage Skies - Remarque by Robert Taylor

Savage Skies - Remarque by Robert Taylor

£875.00
Russian Roulette by Robert Taylor

Russian Roulette by Robert Taylor

£215.00
Opening Sky by Robert Taylor

Opening Sky by Robert Taylor

£195.00
Canberras Over Cambridgeshire by Robert Taylor

Canberras Over Cambridgeshire by Robert Taylor

£125.00
Most Memorable Day by Robert Taylor - Drawing

Most Memorable Day by Robert Taylor - Drawing

£75.00
Almost Home by Robert Taylor - Collectors Edition

Almost Home by Robert Taylor - Collectors Edition

£250.00
Severn Trail by Robert Taylor

Severn Trail by Robert Taylor

£130.00
Tommy Leader by Robert Taylor - Print and Book Set

Tommy Leader by Robert Taylor - Print and Book Set

£245.00

The item has been added to your basket

Continue Shopping
Proceed To Checkout