Erich Hartmann in his Me109 closes in to within 100 meters of a Russian Ilyushin II, one of his many close encounters high over the Eastern Front.
The print is personally signed by the artist and also by:
Oberst ERICH HARTMANN Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords & Diamonds – 352 victories / the highest scoring Ace in history
Published in 1989 this long sold out edition has become a classic piece and one of the most sought after prints in Robert Taylor’s extensive portfolio.
THE MATTED SIGNATURES
This Artist Proof copy has been conservation framed to include the original autographs of the following legendary Luftwaffe Fighter Aces who flew with Hartmann in JG-52:
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords – 275 victories
Generalleutnant WALTER KRUPINSKI Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves – 197 victories
Hauptmann ALFRED GRISLAWSKI Knights Cross with Oak Leaves – 133 victories
Generalleutnant FRITZ OBLESER Knights Cross – 120 victories
The signatories on this piece amassed a staggering total of 1077 victories between them making this a highly sought after collector’s item and the perfect centerpiece for any history enthusiast