Height and Sun By Robert Taylor
Height and Sun By Robert Taylor
Item# heightandsun

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Limited Edition Print: $195

Overall matted size: 311.2” wide x 191.2” high

“If you had the height, you controlled the battle. If you came out of the sun, the enemy could not see you. If you held your fire until you were very close, you seldom missed.”

These three basic rules contibuted to the prowess in aerial combat of some of the most successful fighter pilots in history and seldom were they more valuable than when outnumbered.

In Robert Taylor’s outstanding new painting, Hurricanes of 32 Sqn climb high into the morning sky, gaining Height and Sun in an attempt to take the advantage over the onslaught of enemy fighters - August, 1940. Featuring a typical ‘Robert Taylor skyscape’ this new image captures the surreal calmness above the clouds, belying the fury of action and ultimate sacrifices made in those crisp blue skies.

The edition is personally authenticated by aircrew that fought in combat during the Battle of Britain and as we are sure you are aware, an edition with this many signatures is becoming almost impossible to replicate these days.


Each limited edition print has been hand signed by the artist Robert Taylor and the following THREE Battle of Britain pilots:

Group Captain BILLY DRAKE Hurricanes /213 Squadron
Flight Lieutenant RICHARD JONES Spitfires /64 Squadron

HEIGHT OF THE BATTLE by ROBERT TAYLOR (Hurricanes: RAF: Battle of Britain: 213 Squadron: 64 Squadron: Billy Drake: Richard Jones)@vbader.com/virginiabaderfinearts


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