Hunters at Dawn by Robert Taylor

Hunters at Dawn by Robert Taylor

THE FIRST RELEASE IN THE OUTSTANDING THREE HUNDRED CLUB PORTFOLIO

Gerhard Barkhorn, flying his Bf109 G-6, leads the Stab as they climb out from their base near the Black Sea, early November 1943. The crisp air of day break is temporarily punctuated by the roar of Daimler-Benz engines as the deadly Messerschmitt fighters set off on their daily hunt for Soviet aircraft.

Those Aces with over 100 victories were exceptional; to reach 200 victories was a spectacular achievement. Yet two men went even further and shot down more than 300 enemy aircraft, placing them in a league of their own. They were the elite of the elite, and their names are legendary – Erich Hartmann and Gerhard Barkhorn.

Now the world’s premier aviation artist, has created a stunning portfolio dedicated to the two highest scoring fighter pilots of all time and Hunters at Dawn is the first release in this pair. In tribute to this great Ace the edition is signed by iconic Luftwaffe Aces who flew on the Russian Front and the Tribute Edition includes the original signature of Barkhorn himself, giving collectors the opportunity to invest in a piece of history.

The second edition in this portfolio, dedicated to Erich Hartmann, will be announced in the New Year and matching numbers will be made available

Overall print size: 32” wide x 24” high
Image size: 25 ½” wide x 16 ¼” high


THE SIGNATURES

Joining Robert Taylor in signing every print are 2 renowned Luftwaffe Fighter Aces who flew on the Eastern Front during World War II:

Oberfeldwebel WILLI RESCHKE
Knight’s Cross / 27 victories

Leutnant HUGO BROCH
Knight’s Cross / 81 victories

375 Signed & Numbered
25 Artist Proofs


THE REMARQUE EDITIONS

Robert's remarques are without equal in quality and collectability and his values continue to rise. Each print will be enhanced with a unique and highly collectible ORIGINAL pencil remarque, hand drawn in the lower margin of the print, creating a highly sought after collector's piece.

15 Remarques
10 Double Remarques

THE BARKHORN TRIBUTE EDITION

Representing the ultimate in collecting, this exceptional edition is issued with an ORIGINAL PENCIL work specially created by Robert Taylor. Each drawing has been signed by three Luftwaffe fighter Aces and conservation matted to include the original signatures of three more, including Gerhard Barkhorn.

The Aces included in this historic edition amassed a staggering total of 1012 victories between them!


Major HANS-EKKEHARD BOB
Knight’s Cross / 60 victories

Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK
Knight’s Cross, Oak Leaves / 206 victories

Oberleutnant WALTER WOLFRUM
Knight’s Cross / 137 victories


THE MATTED SIGNATURES

Major FRANZ EISENACH
Knight’s Cross / 129 victories

Oberleutnant ADOLF GLUNZ
Knight’s Cross, Oak Leaves / 71 victories

Major GERHARD BARKHORN
Knight’s Cross, Oak Leaves, Swords / 301 victories

10 Tribute Edition

Approximate matted size 18” x 16