Return of the Belle
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Size 36 x 24

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 symbolize 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.

Overall stretched canvas size: 36” wide x 24” high

The word Giclée (pronounced geeclay) is derived from the French verb ‘Gicler’ meaning ‘to spray or to spatter’, and relates to the process whereby specially formulated, fade-resistant, archival quality inks are applied by highly sensitive ink-jet nozzles in a continuous spray, providing better colour accuracy than other means of reproduction.

Using the very latest high-technology, and unlike other forms of fine art printing, giclées are printed directly from a digitally captured image in an ultra high-resolution format where there are no visible dot screen patterns. This allows the many delicate and sophisticated tones to be beautifully reproduced with unparalleled accuracy, giving the image all the tonalities and hues of the original painting.

Giclée proofs on canvas are the most faithful way of reproducing an artist’s original painting, the HIGH DEFINITION process delivering stunning images that are virtually impossible to distinguish from the original.

Produced and printed onto fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist to match his original painting, and then mounted on to high quality stretchers, each of these carefully crafted Giclée Studio Proofs are fully authorized and personally hand signed by artist Robert Taylor.

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