In this final painting of Robert Taylor’s highly sought after Hartmann Trilogy, this superb piece depicts the world’s greatest fighter Ace, Erich Hartmann, achieving the first of his 352 air victories. Hartmann remains the top scoring fighter pilot in history.
Although he lost his aircraft in this tussle with a Russian IL-2, Hartmann had made his first kill. Unhurt, the young pilot was picked up by a German car and returned to base almost immediately. A legend was born.
This incredibly rare edition is signed by the highest and third highest scoring fighter Aces of all time, plus an amazing seven other holders of the Knight’s Cross, all of whom flew on the Easter Front.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Each print in the Edition was individually signed by:
Oberst ERICH HARTMANN Knights Cross with Oak Leaves Swords & Diamonds – 352 victories
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords – 275 victories
THE KNIGHT’S CROSS EDITION
Including all the signatories of the Limited Edition, the Knight’s Cross Edition was further signed by:
Major ERICH RUDORFFER Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords – 222 victories
Oberstleutnant ERNST-WILHELM REINERT Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords
Hauptmann ALFRED GRISLAWSKI Knights Cross with Oak Leaves
Leutnant EDMUND “PAULE” ROSSMANN Knights Cross
Leutnant HUGO BROCH Knights Cross
Leutnant VIKTOR PETERMANN Knights Cross
Oberst HERMANN BUCHNER Knights Cross
THE HARTMANN TRILOGY SET
We currently have available all three prints in the Hartmann Trilogy set – one of the most collectible portfolios ever released. Our prints are not matching numbers, but it represents a rare opportunity to collect all three stunning pieces.