Baders Bus Company by Robert Taylor - Aviation Art

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Baders Bus Company

By Robert Taylor 



 New Giclee Edition Still Available!
Some editions of this print are SOLD OUT. We may still have them in stock at the original listing price or be able to find them for you on the secondary market at a great price.
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Spitfires of Bader's Tangmere Wing in 1941, high over the south coast of Sussex, England, fly towards the Pas de Calais to engage Galland's 'Abbeville Boys'.

On Saturday, 9 August 1941 the unthinkable happened: the legendary Fighter leader Douglas Bader failed to return from a mission over northern France. Immediately, without thought for their own safety, the fiercely loyal pilots of his Tangmere Wing set out on a sweep to search for him, hoping that he may have successfully baled out into the Channel. By nightfall, however, there was no sign of him and everyone feared that their famous Wing Leader might have been lost. A few days later, however, the good news filtered into Tangmere; Bader, renowned as the Fighter Ace with artificial legs, had survived, albeit as a prisoner of war.

Robert Taylor’s famous painting portrays Spitfires of the Tangmere Wing flying a southerly course towards the Pas de Calais and doubtless another engagement with Adolf Galland’s ‘Abbeville Boys’. The glorious colours of sunrise glint on the sleek fighters as they streak out over the early morning cumulus clouds.

The painting depicts a peaceful prelude to what will inevitably become an intense dogfight for the younger pilots and takes its unusual name from the witty message chalked up on one of the Wing’s notice boards – ‘Bader’s Bus Company – daily tickets to the Continent – Return tickets only!’. Every time the mercurial Wing Leader crossed the French coast he would announce: "Bader’s Bus Company on time".

Image size: 24" x 36"           


NEW: Giclée on canvas (Signed by the artist ) - only 75 available ($795 USD)

  • Each canvas is released pre-stretched (mounted on a stretcher frame) and ready to place into a frame of your choice.
  • 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.

All other editions are currently sold out. However, we can source the sold out editions on the secondary market for you. Please call us at 1-800-545-9464 to learn more.


SPECIAL: "JG-52" Giclee on canvas - signed by the artist.
Available with matching serial number, while supplies last!





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