Spitfires Over St. Michael's Mount by Robert Taylor
Prints are signed by the artist and numbered
450 Spitfire Editions....$195
25 Artist's Proofs....Sold out
45 70th Anniversary Editions....Sold out
Overall size: 20 7/8” x 20”
Image size: 15 3/4” x 14”
In this picture Robert has chosen to show a Spitfire in the Battle of Britain colours of No 41 Squadron for his romantic portrayal of a Spitfire over St Michael’s Mount, just off the coast of Cornwall – where the southwest corner of the British Isles meets the mighty Atlantic. This famous and historic landmark dating back to the Iron Age is steeped in folklore and legend. The castle of St Michael’s Mount, perched atop a great granite rock that rises majestically out of the sea in Mount’s Bay, for centuries made a tempting site for fighting forces. Here Robert cleverly uses this historic fort to provide a symbolic backdrop to a wonderful study of one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built.
THE SPITFIRE EDITION (individually numbered 1 – 450)
Every print in the Spitfire Commemorative Edition has been signed by THREE outstanding fighter pilots who flew
the Spitfire in combat during World War II.
THE 70th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (individually numbered 1 – 45)
This unique SIX signature Anniversary Edition from the world’s premier aviation artist is a rare chance for collectors to secure a truly special item of Spitfire history. Carrying the additional original signatures of three of the most celebrated Spitfire fighter pilots of World War II, each of the 45 copies available are supplied in conservation double mattes.
Spitfire Edition and Artist's Proof:
Wing Commander PETER V. AYERST DFC
Squadron Leader IAN BLAIR DFM
Flight Lieutenant KENNETH W. S. EVANS DFC
The 70th Anniversary Edition:
The three aviators above plus matted signatures of:
Group Captain BRIAN KINGCOME DSO DFC*
Air Vice-Marshal JOHNNIE JOHNSON CB CBE DSO** DFC*