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Royal Navy, HMS Kelly, Grand Harbour, Malta 1941 ~ signed by Robert Taylor and Lord Mountbatten.
A Royal Navy interest, limited edition artist signed print, numbered 333 of 2000, of HMS Kelly leaving the Grand Harbour, Malta in 1941, with HMS Warspite in the background by Robert Taylor ~ artist signed lower left and by the late Admiral of the Fleet Lord Mountbatten of Burma lower right, signed in 1978. Lord Mountbatten was HMS Kelly's Captain. ~ HMS KELLY - Captained throughout her illustrious career by Lord Mountbatten, HMS Kelly stood for all that was finest in Royal Naval tradition, inspiring affection not only amongst her own crew, but throughout the fleet. "The ship passing to starboard is Lord Mountbatten and his gang of pirates", the Officer of the Watch on Warspite is reported to have said. ~ This magnificent painting shows Kelly passing Warspite in Grand Harbour, Malta, in 1941. Still within its original wooden frame though the glass has sadly cracked, easily replaced. Overall framed size is 49x39 inches, print paper size is 42x31 inches. Happy to remove from its frame, which is a truely lovely frame though quite big. Robert Taylor is a sought after artist specialising in military subjects with most of his limited edition prints selling out completely. A fine investment opportunity, with its limited edition status and historical relevance accompanied with such a notable signature, it makes this print a highly sought after and prized item and is only available on the secondary market having long since sold out of its edition. ** Please note the second image is a stock photograph of the original painting **

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