THE BLOND KNIGHT
by Robert Taylor
THE SECOND RELEASE IN THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED THREE HUNDRED CLUB PORTFOLIO
During an astonishing three year period on the Eastern Front Erich Hartmann downed 352 enemy aircraft to become the highest-scoring Ace in history. It is a record likely to stand for all time. To complete this outstanding Three Hundred Club Portfolio, Robert Taylor pays tribute to the Ace of Aces.
Following up on the first release in this pair HUNTERS AT DAWN, Robert Taylor’s atmospheric painting portrays Hartmann climbing out of his Bf109 G-6 at Weszperem’s snow-covered airfield after returning from another arduous mission leading Stab I./JG53 with whom, on 4 February he downed a Yak-9. It was his 337th victory which he achieved during a brief two week spell in command of the unit and away from his beloved JG52.
Adding great significance to this superb release, the edition is signed by iconic Luftwaffe Aces who flew on the Russian Front, and part of the edition includes the original signature of Erich Hartmann – the Ace of Aces! – giving collectors the opportunity to invest in a genuine piece of aviation history.
Overall print size: 32” wide x 24” high
Joining Robert Taylor in signing every print are two renowned Luftwaffe
fighter pilots who flew on the Eastern Front during World War II:
Hauptmann KARL-FRITZ SCHLOSSSTEIN
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 four Luftwaffe fighter Aces and conservation matted to include the original signatures of three more, including Erich Hartmann.
The Aces included in this historic edition amassed a staggering total
of 1000 victories between them!
Feldwebel OSKAR BÖSCH
Oberstleutnant HEINZ MARQUARDT
Leutnant HUGO BROCH
Generalmajor JOSEF HAIBÖCK
Major FRITZ LOSIGKEIT
Oberst ERICH HARTMANN
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