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Lysander

We are delighted to offer Harri’s latest pencil work.  ‘Lysander’ is a stunning new drawing of an often over looked aircraft from WW2.  Drawn using his familiar graphite and coloured pencils, Harri has faithfully captured the elegance of the Westland Lysander in flight.

The framed piece will be available to view at Flying Legends this coming weekend.

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New from Robert Taylor

CLEARING SKIES
by Robert Taylor

THE WORLD’S PREMIER AVIATION ARTIST PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN BOMBER CREWS OF THE US 8th AIR FORCE

The winter of 1944 / 45 wasn’t the coldest ever recorded in England but it came close. The weather was bitter and, in what would turn out to be the last Christmas of the war, temperatures plunged across the country, bringing ice, freezing fog and deep banks of drifting snow.

Airfields across East Anglia stood bleak and frost-bound, runways kept clear of snow when conditions allowed, whilst the heavy bombers of the US Eighth Air Force remained under wraps, engines oiled, warmed and ready for any break in the banks of murky fog that would allow them to fly. And when those breaks came, the bombers were back in action ready to play their part in the final destruction of Hitler’s Third Reich. The end game was rapidly approaching and both sides knew it.

Bearing all the hallmarks of a classic Robert Taylor masterwork, this outstanding piece portrays one such break in the weather when, with recent heavy snow beginning to thaw, the B-17 Fortresses of the famous 100th Bomb Group at Thorpe Abbotts in Norfolk are being prepared for a new mission to Germany in early 1945.

Earning the nickname ‘The Bloody Hundredth’ due to the heavy losses they suffered, Robert has fittingly chosen the 100th BG to represent all those who flew so heroically with the Eighth Air Force in England during World War II.

 

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New from Harri – NOW SOLD

BEYOND THE BATTLE

by Harri Harrison

Using a technique that is fast becoming his trademark style, of graphite, with colour highlights, Harri has captured a rare moment of reflection in the height of the battle. ‘Beyond the Battle’ captures a young RAF pilot as he takes stock of events unfolding around him.  Harri’s skill at fine detail and emotive drawing are captured beautifully in this latest portrait piece.

This original drawing has been professionally framed, so please contact us before purchase to discuss shipping options.

 

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Monthly Promotion – June 2019

This month’s promotional item is an especially rare, Specially Remarqued copy of Robert Taylor’s ‘Horrido!’

As well as a very large remarque, this print comes with an amazing 18 Luftwaffe signatures, including some very rare period signatures from Luftwaffe pilots that were lost in action.

The print comes professionally framed using conservation materials, and has full Certification from the Publishers.

The original signatures included are:

Leutnant HUGO BROCH KC (81 Victories)
Major HANS EKKEHARD BOB KC (60 Victories)
Leutnant NORBET HANNIG (42 Victories)
Feldwebel HERBERT KOLLER (49 Victories)
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL KC with Oak Leaves, Swords & Diamonds (275 Victories)
Major ERIC RUDORFFER KC with Oak Leaves & Swords (222 Victories)
Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK KC with Oak Leaves (206 Victories)
Leutnant HERMANN SCHLEINHEGE KC (98 Victories)
Oberleutnant GÜNTHER SEEGER KC (56 Victories)
Oberleutnant WALTER WOLFRUM KC (137 Victories)
Major GERHARD BARKHORN KC with Oak Leaves & Swords (301 Victories)
Oberst ERICH HARTMANN KC with Oak Leaves, Swords & Diamonds (352 Victories)
Generalleutnant ADOLF GALLAND KC with Oak Leaves, Swords & Diamonds
General JOHANNES STEINHOFF KC with Oak Leaves, Swords (178 Victories)
Generalleutnant WALTER KRUPINSKI KC with Oak Leaves (197 Victories)
Oberst WERNER MÖLDERS KC KC with Oak Leaves & Diamonds (115 Victories)
Major WALTER NOWOTNY KC with Oak Leaves, Swords & Diamonds (258 Victories)
Major HELMUT WICK KC with Oak Leaves (56 Victories)

In total the signatories were responsible for over 2600 Victories!

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Monthly Promotion – May 2019

Each month we shall be promoting one stock item.  For May we have chosen to offer a rare copy of JG-52 by Robert Taylor for a promotional price of £1495.

Originally released in 1986 this print fast sold out at the publishers and copies rarely become available on the secondary market. It is universally recognised as the most sought after of Robert Taylor’s works and can command very high prices in good condition.

This copy has been professionally framed and is in pristine condition, having been kept out of sunlight since new.  As it is a glazed item, postage is not available, however, it can be unframed for customers that are unable to collect from our Gallery.

It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the publishers.

Layaway terms are available for this product and others.  Please contact us for details.

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Work in Progress snap from Harri

Just received the latest ‘Work in Progress’ photos from our very talented artist, Harri Harrison. Just a sneek preview of one of the photos at this stage, but the original drawing will be available shortly. All of Harri’s work, including many new pieces, will shortly be available to view at our Cambridgeshire Gallery and at the first Duxford Airshow of the season in May.

New Luftwaffe Robert Taylor prints

We are pleased to be able to offer the latest prints, remarques and matted Collector’s editions of Robert Taylor’s ‘Desert Warrior’.

Previously unreleased, Desert Warrior was painted in 1986, a period of his career that included some of Robert’s most famous Luftwaffe pieces such as JG-52 (1986), Ace of Aces (1988), Swansong (1988), The Abbeville Boys (1989), Stuka (1990) and Gathering Storm (1990). Robert fittingly depicts a Bf109 from I./JG27 near their base in north-east Libya, a small dusty village near the coast called Ain el-Gazala, from which they were tasked to protect the Ju87 Stukas attacking the encircled British army in Tobruk, just 40 miles away.

Overall print size: 18″ wide x 13 ½” high

As with many of Robert’s early and long sold-out editions, the prints have been signed by an astonishing collection of Luftwaffe veterans which is now impossible to replicate. Included is the legendary Eduard Neumann himself, along with Aces who flew in combat with him in the Western Desert, creating a historic collector’s piece that is destined to become an instant classic.

THE LIMITED EDITION & ARTIST PROOFS

Joining artist Robert Taylor in signing every print are four highly respected Luftwaffe Aces who flew Bf109s with JG27 in the desert:

Oberst EDUARD NEUMANN – 11 victories
Ambassador FRANZ ELLES – 5 victories
Generalmajor FRIEDRICH KÖRNER – 36 victories
Hauptmann FRITZ KELLER – 13 victories

THE MATTED COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Each signed print is issued conservation matted to include the original autographs of a further Luftwaffe Ace who flew in Africa during WWII:

Major ERICH RUDORFFER – 222 victories

Approx matted size: 21 ¼” wide x 19” high

THE MATTED REMARQUE EDITIONS

With the serious collector in mind, these two very exclusive editions will include a hand-crafted original pencil drawing by Robert Taylor. Each exquisite remarque drawing will be individually created on a separate sheet of paper and delicately set into the conservation matting with all components of the Collector’s Edition to create a completely unique piece.

Limited to just fifteen copies worldwide plus ten DOUBLE remarques – with a much larger and even more elaborate drawing – collectors have the opportunity to acquire a highly sought after original work by the world’s most collected aviation artist.

Matted remarque sizes will vary.

 

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Nicolas Trudgian originals!

We are pleased to be able to offer two wonderful original Nicolas Trudgian original pencil drawings. Both are available to view at our Cambridgeshire gallery.

The Adolf Galland drawing comes with an original Adolf Galland signed paper.

£395 each + shipping

Contact us on +44 (0)1223 751545 or via sales@merlinaviationart.com

(Note: Watermarks not on original drawings!)