This rare and valuable print published in 1996 is sought after by collectors worldwide.
Set in a stunning outer dark green mat and inner olive green mat.
Matted size: 28" x 22"
Previously framed as evident on the back side of the mount.
Robert Taylor's limited edition Dawn Operations captures a typical Pacific wartime scene during one of those few tranquil moments when conflict seems a million miles away. As dawn breaks over the naval base on the Shortland Islands, off the southern tip of Bourgainville, a Mitsubishi F1M2 float plane is readied for its first reconnaissance flight of the day. Overhead a pair of A6M Zero fighters from a nearby carrier head out on patrol. Lying peacefully in the harbour a pair of cruisers prepare to sail. It is October, 1942.
This was the very first Robert Taylor print to be authenticated exclusively with the signatures of Japanese aircrew from World War II.