There can be few more stirring sights than a B-17 Flying Fortress coming home after a long and arduous daylight mission over occupied Europe, and Robert Taylor’s inspired painting Return of
the Belle has come to symbolise the huge role played by the bombers of the U.S. Eighth Air
Force in Europe during World War II.
The famous Memphis Belle, skippered by Captain Bob
Morgan, became the first B-17 in the 91st Bomb Group to complete 25 missions, and returned
home to the US with a crew that had been decorated more than 50 times.
Set in gentle
Cambridgeshire countryside, Robert Taylor gives us an engaging view of the Memphis Belle as
she returns from one of her early missions on a late autumn day in 1942. It was a typical scene
that would be re-enacted across countless airfields in England as the heroic airmen of the Mighty
Eighth Air Force fought with unstinting sacrifice for the liberation of Europe and the free world.
Image size: 24" x 36"
Very low inventory
Giclée on canvas
Signed by the artist - (ships rolled)
Note:Each canvas is produced as and when ordered, then personally inspected and signed by Robert Taylor.
Please allow five to eight weeks for delivery.
Robert Taylor had this to say about the Studio proofs: “These Giclée proofs are so impressive, they are as close to my original painting in colour and texture as it is possible to achieve in reproduced format.”
Each canvas is signed by the artist, stamped on the back, hand-numbered and issued with a Certificate of Authenticity.