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 worlds 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
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
Knights Cross / 27 victories
Leutnant HUGO BROCH
Knights 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.
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
Knights Cross / 60 victories
Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK
Knights Cross, Oak Leaves / 206 victories
Oberleutnant WALTER WOLFRUM
Knights Cross / 137 victories
THE MATTED SIGNATURES
Major FRANZ EISENACH
Knights Cross / 129 victories
Oberleutnant ADOLF GLUNZ
Knights Cross, Oak Leaves / 71 victories
Major GERHARD BARKHORN
Knights Cross, Oak Leaves, Swords / 301 victories
10 Tribute Edition
Approximate matted size 18 x 16