HOME RUN (Framed Secondary Market Copy)
by Robert Taylor
P-51s are often portrayed by artists ‘in action’, but Robert Taylor chose a very different format for ‘Home Run’, setting the scene in the pastoral idyll of the Rhineland, a far cry from the air-to-air combat duels normally associated with fighters. Two P-51s, returning from a long-rang bomber escort mission, race across the peaceful countryside, seeking out targets of opportunity as they race back to their base in eastern France; their Merlin engines shattering the tranquillity of a beautiful little German village, as yet untouched by the ravages of war.
No doubt the peaceful scene was one of the reasons that accounted for the popularity of the piece when it was published in 1990. That, and the fact that the prints were signed by four of the top P-51 Aces of World War II. Don Blakeslee, described by Major General Chesley Peterson as “the best fighter leader the war produced”, along with legendary names of ‘Kit’ Carson, Jim Goodson and Robin Olds. The piece has remained a firm favourite with collectors ever since, although pristine copies now fetch significant prices on the secondary market.
This rare, secondary market print has been signed by the artist as well as:
Brigadier General ROBIN OLDS
Colonel JAMES GOODSON
Major ‘KIT’ CARSON
Colonel DON BLAKESLEE
This desirable print comes with it’s original Certificate of Authenticity. It has been professionally framed and has genuine 361st Fighter Group relics matted in.
As it is a framed piece our normal post and packing rates do not apply. Please contact us before purchasing to discuss shipping options.
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