Saturday, February 25, 2006

Company of heroes by Robert Taylor

I came across a fantastic painting ( see below ) called "Company of heroes" by Robert Taylor and was quite literally amazed. I've always been a big fan of Roberts work but had somehow managed to miss this one.

It shows B-17's of the 34th Bomb Group returning to base after another gruelling daylight raid.

Queenie, first home to Mendlesaham today, has come to a standstill, the co-pilot already briefing the crew chief on the state of the aircraft. Meanwhile the last man home makes
his final approach, streaming vapour from a badly overheating engine.

The level of detail, character and atmosphere in the painting is just amazing and worthy of any collection.

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