Desert Warrior by Robert Taylor
FROM THE ARCHIVE COLLECTION
When Erwin Rommel's 'Afrika Korps' were dispatched to North Africa in early 1941, one of the most respected Luftwaffe leaders was assigned to their support; Eduard Neumann. Under his command the pilots of I./JG27 soon made their presence felt.
Robert fittingly depicts a Bf109 from I./JG27 near their base at Ain el-Gazala, north-east Libya, from which they were tasked to protect the Ju87 Stukas attacking the encircled British army in Tobruk.
Previously unreleased, Desert Warrior was painted in 1986, a period that included some of Robert's most famous Luftwaffe pieces such as JG-52 (1986), Ace of Aces (1988), Swansong (1988), The Abbeville Boys (1989) and Gathering Storm (1990).
As with many of Robert's early and long sold-out editions, the prints have been signed by an astonishing collection of Luftwaffe veterans which is now impossible to replicate. Included is the legendary Eduard Neumann himself, along with Aces who flew in combat with him in the Western Desert, creating a historic collector's piece that is destined to become an instant classic.
Every print is signed by FOUR prominent Luftwaffe Aces who flew with JG27 in the desert:
Oberst EDUARD NEUMANN
Ambassador FRANZ ELLES
Hauptmann FRITZ KELLER
Generalmajor FRIEDRICH KÖRNER
Overall print size: 18"wide x 13 ½" high
THE MATTED COLLECTOR'S EDITION - Only 50 copies available!
Each signed print is issued conservation matted to include the original autograph of a further Luftwaffe Ace who flew in the desert during WWII:
Major ERICH RUDORFFER
Approx matted size: 21 ¼" wide x 19" high
THE MATTED REMARQUES
These highly collectible editions are extremely limited so contact us early to avoid disappointment. Robert will hand-craft an original pencil drawing on a separate sheet of paper which will be delicately set into the conservation matting with all components of the Collector's Edition.
650 Limited Edition
65 Artist Proofs
50 Collector's Edition
10 Double Remarques